User-Centered URL Design

“But despite the universality of URLs, we often forget that they’re not just a handy way to address network resources. They’re also valuable communication tools. They help orient users in your architecture, and can suggest whether other options are available.” Jesse James GarrettUser-Centered URL

Ironic… the URL of this article is needlessly long: Why not simply or I’m not really one to talk, since the URL of my own article on URL Hacking is Novices, who are most likely to be lost in a website, are also the least likely to experiment with hacking the URL, so the hypertext navigation is really more important.