Questions tagged [urls]

a character string used to represent a location on the Internet that can be typed or accessed by a user. URLs often present in human-readable the organization behind the website and the function of the specific page being navigated to, in addition to their purely functional use.

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Paths Short or Long

I am working through a problem with path names. The previous version of a site used short codes for url paths. Coming into this for a new project and the short code based paths, while deterministic, ...
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What should be app url vs organisation url?

I have created an App. Let's say MyApp. Now, what should be URL for the app? The name of the organization is also the same. Let's say "myapp Inc". So what is the best practice to display ...
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Is there any standard for modern browsers showing/hiding the URL protocol within a browser’s URL area/omnibox?

This post is sparked by this recent post on SuperUser as well as this other SuperUser post from 2018 on the same topic. Basically, some modern web browsers purposefully obfuscate (aka: hide) the URL ...
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What is the most preferred subsite url for a dashboard? (subsite.site.com)

What is the best URL for dashboards? What is the most common and what users remember the best? Examples: go.site.com on.site.com dashboard.site.com app.dashboard.com PS I hope url naming is ...
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How to make a printed gTLD name apparently a URL meant to be typed in by users?

I'm making a full page ad and have a short link that users will hopefully enter into their browser to learn more and place a purchase. It is a generic top level domain, but pretty short, then has a ...
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How close should a link mimic the underlying URL?

Situation: We have a website where a link is present with the following text: iPads & Tablets This link refers to the following URL: https://www.website.com/tablet-watch Question: Is it ...
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Are URLs important for the user?

I am developing a web application and wondering if it is important to have URLs which are explicit and informative for the user or not. Or should I just focus on the good design of the web pages ...
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URL paths: to change or not to change

I work for a website that allows users to browse and discover live theater. We offer one experience under the /shows/city path where users can browse the complete list of every show in a city. In ...
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Does .org really makes your visitor trust you more than .com?

I'm currently launching a new storytelling community, which its goal isn't targeted as making profit. Should we use .com or .org? Talking beside buying both, I prefer .org since we're a community ...
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Are URLs in alt text usable?

In a recent edit I made on UX Stack Exchange, I added some alt text to an image that contained the URL of a page at which the reader could see a textual version of the content in the image. However, ...
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Facets in search page URL

Note: This is similar to this question, but I'm asking specifically about the use of facets. I am working on re-implementing search functionality on a site for which search is quite important. There ...
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Is have a “x” in a domain to join word a good idea? [closed]

We all know there isn't much dictionary word .com domain out there, so many people are taking domains like my-clay.com or domain that has multi-words. So currently I'm finding a domain, and ...
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Increment IDs or base64/hash for URLs?

I've built an app where users have "rooms". Each room needs an identifier. I've decided against using "slugs" like example.com/room/my-room-name because I want room names need to be non-unique, ...
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Should we choose a meaningful domain name or a easy to type domain name?

So as we expected, most users are visiting website on their phone, for some big phones there might be this issue, but if you're an iPhone 5 user or other 4 inch phone user you might found out that you ...
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How to automatically add protocol to incomplete URL? [closed]

The user must fill in the url for the correct functionality of the system, including protocol (http or https). In the most cases, user pastes URL with protocol. Less often pastes URL without protocol ...
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Will unique domain/hard to pronounce cause less visitor

I bought a domain munucial.com because I named my project "Munucial". But after registering it I found an issue, though Munucial.com might not be considered a long url since .com can be typed by one ...
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What happens when users are given a secret URL instead of a username/password?

I'm on the fence in regards to whether I should implement user accounts or secret URLs. There are pros and cons to both, and I'm currently leaning in favor of the secret URLs because of the simplicity:...
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pdf download url on a webpage

I seem to remember that a browser can be configured via a setting to control what happens when a pdf url is clicked. I think the options are something like "Open in new page" or "Open as file". I ...
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Choosing between Two Sub-optimal Domain Names

I'm looking to create a website to use with a small business. However, due to the specific domain name I'm looking at being far too expensive for me to purchase, I'm forced to use one of two domain ...
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Is it adequate UX to ask for a URL, cloud hosted or otherwise, for images in the Django admin interface?

I'm working on a Django project with data entry presently handled by the Django admin interface. I intend to provide my own interface as an adaptation of the Django admin interface concept to provide ...
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Any research showing which is easier for humans? SUB.Domain.com or Domain.com/SUB

This may be splitting hairs. But I'm trying to provide a url in an ad. Two choices are: Prize.Domain.com or Domain.com/prize I could also, I guess use www.Domain.com/prize
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Best URL folder structure for user-based website [closed]

In my website users sign up. Then in the users panel, they can add items (ex. services they provide such as "Business Card Design") that may be not unique; i.e. other users may add that item too. But ...
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What can be used to create a unique URL for a user's public page? [closed]

Many websites use the form https://www.example.com/username as the unique URL to a user's public page. For example, Jeff Atwood's public twitter feed is at https://twitter.com/codinghorror. What ...
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Split website by country using TLD, subdomain, or subdirectory?

Where 99.9% of queries are filtered for a specific country and it be prudent to split the website accordingly, should the website be split by TLD, subdomain, or subdirectory? What are the advantages/...
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Trimming Trailing Whitespace from user input

I have a form with user input fields for a manufacturer name and a product name that become a part of the URL www.foo.bar/manufacturer_name/product_name/ Browsers will trim the trailing whitespace ...
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Is it better to replace the homepage with the user profile after log in?

I'm working on a web application where I also need to code a user registration/login feature. I'm in the process of working on the user-side of the system (in other words, what the user sees after ...
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How to deal with extra URL path directories

On my website a user can navigate to one of the following URLs: www.example.com/dir1/ #items list www.example.com/dir1/item1/ #items' content www.example.com/dir1/item2/row3/ ...
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Does the length of a URL affect user experience?

When I see urls with one word (e.g., ux.stackexchange.com), I understand that this is the main page of the whole project, which explains the philosophy of whole project. It's like a "book cover." And ...
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Difference between clickable words “link” or “website” vs. having the actual clickable URL?

What would be the advantages/disadvantages to the two?
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User-friendly short URL aliases with words or emojis

First off, I’m not talking about quicklinks or SEO of URL paths on a site you’re in control of, but shorter aliases for third-party addresses. As far as I can see there are several major reasons why ...
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effect of using a Shortened URL upon website branding

We have a website with 2 URLs the name of website is like betteroffers but because it is very long we bought 2 urls like betteroffers.com and betterO.com, which redirects to the first. (The addresses ...
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How can I convey that a domain name with an obscure TLD is a URL?

We've seen an increasing number of obscure TLDs including things like .ninja and .pizza. If I were to build a website and get a domain name like example.pizza, how would I go about convincing a user ...
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What would be the pros and cons of using .xyz domain?

Recently I've seen a lot of people/companies migrating to the .xyz domain, including Alphabet with the abc.xyz domain. What would be the benefits of using it, since it's being more and more popular? ...
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How did watsapp keep an image in the url? [closed]

See the globe picture? I could not find an answer in any website as to how they pulled this off. Any clue?
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What's the pros and cons of the arroba @ use to references profile on url

Many services as twitter references profiles as hostname/username. Medium (by twitter) references yours users as medium.com/@username. For me, medium's way is so good because not causes confusion. ...
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Where to redirect after inviting someone?

We have 3 states for Users: Active, Invited and Disabled. Each user with the specific state is broken into a different tab. For example: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq ...
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Sharing information between users on QR codes - better to pull from a server?

I'm building an app that revolves around users scanning each other's QR codes and sharing information. This would be the main feature of the app, but often times the information in the QR code can ...
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URL for public user page - hyphenated or camelCase?

What are some pros/cons for using camelCase vs hyphens in URLs for a username? As in, what is better (in terms of readability, writability, style, SEO, other): example.com/justinBieber (a la ...
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Enhancing web addresses as displayed in a browser location input

Web addresses (URL, URI, IRI …) are composed of hierarchical data of several kinds. They are mostly treated as plain text, but browsers have started to highlight certain parts (the domains) and hide ...
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Date in the url

I am in the early stages of a web site where I post every week. each post has a file. I thought it was better not to include the date in the name of the file and that makes the url the same way. I try ...
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What URL's characteristics have a real impact on the UX?

I'm starting a blog soon so I've been thinking about what I should take into account when choosing an URL. Some variables I've thought about: Length, meaning, suffix, memorability, SEO. Related to ...
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deleting parts of the url to get to the page above

Imagine a situation where there is site with urls somesite.com/events which is a list of events and somesite.com/events/event-name which is a detail of particular event. Now due to some ...
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Is it okay to have different content in main page every time user refresh?

I want to make my landing page to display a project (the details page). However I also want to make it keep changing project every time user refresh. Is this a good practice? Also, for the url, ...
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How to display languages in a complex social media similar url structure?

Here is the summary of the contents of the website: There is a single page for every business per country. Every single page is available in different languages. There are users that can log in to ...
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Is it a good idea to redirect expected page name misspellings/typos for critical web pages?

For example, would redirecting www.example.com/loogin to www.example.com/login be fine? Would it be better to automatically redirect users to the correct page or display a page stating that the user ...
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Best URL Structure for Businesses across Multiple Countries

I am currently designing a social media website that is going to be focused on businesses from multiple countries and I am trying to come up with the best URL structure for the website. I do not want ...
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Best practice for location based URL structure?

I have a website like Zomato. There are restaurants, and each restaurant has a page based on the country it's located in. One restaurant in the US can have the same name as another in Switzerland, but ...
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Best Practice Users and Businesses URLs

I need help in figuring out what is the best URL structure for my website. On the website, I’ll have pages for users and business and would like to give each a custom profile URL. Here are the ...
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Insert URL to text field

I need to allow a user to insert a URL into a text field (using copy+paste), as well as inserting a list of URLs. This can be done into same field or to be separated into two different experiences. ...
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Domain name best practice when the last letter of the first word and first letter of the second word are the same

If I'm registering a two word domain in which the last letter of the first word, and the first letter of the second word are the same, is it better to drop usage of one of those letters? Examples: ...