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This article might be of interest to you from the site usability.gov which states that using the prefix www. would be a good visual indicator that its a website for users. To quote the article Use the full domain name with the "www," however, on all publicity because it clearly identifies the name as a Web site. We found that without including "www" ...


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No. The .com is what signifies something as being a URL. More specifically, these days ".anything" is the signifier. It provides context. context is important. It's often necessary. Do top-level domains really serve a purpose now? Yes, of course. the TLD is a necessary part of the URI. monkey.com and monkey.org can be two entirely different web ...


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Just write the entire URL. You are writing only part of it and assuming the user can fill in the missing parts. However, they may not be able to because it does not have recognizable parts such as β€œ.com.” Your full Web URL is this: http://example.pizza/ … and your full mail URL is this: mailto:order@example.pizza … and those are both totally ...


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First, it's not clear whether you consider difficult for you or for your users. If organization is a problem for you (but users don't necessarily see this as a problem), then you could easily use a date based folder structure and then re-write URLs so your users can't see the dates. As for the outcome, you don't provide any info, but depending on the ...


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URLS in general are case sensitive so you could go and use both. But Users don't tend to write urls capitalized and as far as I've seen most urls use dashes it's also simpler this way to see what words are inside the url. Also note that your example displays a username, it's better to reflect the actual username and you won't be adding hyphens to a ...


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You pointed out the cons: users are not familiar with it, therefore they don't trust it. they may have difficulties remembering the string "xyz". For example, they may type yoursite.zyx. On the other hand .com is much more easier to remember due to its popularity. Positives: you can get one word domains like hosting.xyz for cheap, as opposed to .com ...


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That is a unicode character, many, but not all of which are allowed in URLs. 🌐 is U+1F310 They could also have put 🌎U+1F30E 🌍U+1F30D 🌏U+1F30F or any other unicode character in their URLs. Lots of detail here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2742852/unicode-characters-in-urls


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I think that the @ is a perfect way to visually demonstrate referencing a person (instead of linking to a profile.) It's pretty ubiquitous on the web now and instantly recognizable as a "mention" (facebook also employs the @ to notify a user that they're being mentioned) Are you trying to notify the person that you are talking about them or are you trying ...


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I agree with your decision to display the "invited" tab after the invitations are sent. Confirmation is huge aspect of UX that only gets noticed when it's not there. You've handled this using the dialogue box, but by showing the user the invited tab, you also inform them that they can check on the status of invitations in this view. However, if the user is ...


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readability – Visual separation of separate items in the reader’s mental model is a good thing. In Western names, spaces have been used for that traditionally and the best approximation (while %20 is displayed verbatim) is the underscore _ that MediaWiki is using. Hyphens couple two items in a specific order, they are used in given names and in family names ...


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I reckon something like this would be a great feature and clearly a better way navigating history. Coda does something very similar to your proposal: And ditto for your anchors proposal: There could be some issues as high-level (left) selection may not resolve to a valid URL, but I can clearly see the benefit where resolution is possible.


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This would seem like a good idea but it could also be misleading or confusing. If I told you to visit my website at mycoolwebsite, then lets say you waited a month, by the time you tried visiting my site, another website came out at mycoolwebsite.club. There are 2 problems here: The first one is that it would take a long time to become standardized, due to ...


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One solution is sorting posts by category. The url structure can be like this: domain/category-name/post-title Side note: Many times it's really useful to know when something was written. Or to even occasionally review and update. For example programming related articles.



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