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brian1037173 karma

press.ibm.com/us/en would've been good. How easy a URL is to memorize is only part of what makes a good URL. How well it describes the content is far more important.

What I get from "http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressreleases/recent.wss" is this:

  • "www-03" useless. You may argue that it's there for technical reasons, but removing it redirects back to it. So what's the deal? Clearly it can work without it, so just hide it.
  • "/pressreleases/" is also useless. It's redundant.
  • ".wss" file extensions are so 2009.

A shorter, to-the-point URL is easier to read and process by humans and inspires confidence. When I type "ma" in my Chrome search bar, it autocompletes to "maps.google.ca", and I recognize that URL instantly. If I were to type "pr" into my Chrome bar and see "press.ibm.com/us/en" then I would recognize the URL. However, if I were to see the monstrosity that IBM is currently using, I would need to scan it and digest it and remember back to when I last visited it, to try and determine if it's the right one.

Sure, in the grand scheme of things, it can be passed off as a small, unimportant detail. But, does a company like IBM take UX seriously or not?

brian103744 karma

Considering it took me under 30 seconds to figure out that it's this theme, I'm not surprised at all.

brian103721 karma

This is why I stopped playing. I'm not spending a penny more on the game until the limits are removed. The maps are so big and beautiful, but you end up limited to a small portion of the map before the game decided you've had enough fun.

brian103720 karma

I'm with you brother. Had anyone else made this post, I wouldn't have bothered. But since he leads in with being a front-end dev, there's really no excuse.

brian10374 karma

I like this reply, and I like your attitude about it all.