Guidelines for high-quality URLs


Usability expert Jakob Nielsen ( urges developers to pay attention to URLs and
provides the following guidelines for high-quality URLs:
❑ A domain name that is easy to remember and easy to spell
❑ Short URLs
❑ Easy-to-type URLs
❑ URLs that refl ect the site structure
❑ URLs that are “hackable” to allow users to move to higher levels of the information
architecture by hacking off the end of the URL
❑ Persistent URLs, which don’t change



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