On a mailing list I’m on someone just pointed to no-www.org. It’s been awhile since I’ve run across that site (or, before it existed, Slashdot commenters condemning use of TCWWW — The Cursed WWW), but I strongly agree —
www. in a domain name is pointless.
Even worse is
index.php in the path. You’ve taken the time to publish a website, now take a few minutes to make its URLs less ugly. I’m not going to bother setting up no-index-php.org, but someone should. However, in the spirit of no-www.org, here are a couple resources for removing
index.php from popular software installations:
- WordPress Codex on using permalinks — in many cases WordPress will produce the right
.htaccessfile automatically, but if you have to fiddle, the default behavior of identifying a post in the querystring with an integer (e.g.,
?p=1913) has a strong appeal, while the “almost pretty” option is extremely ugly.
- MediaWiki Manual:Short URL — when this page lived on meta.wikimedia.org, it was appropriated called Eliminating index.php from the url.
index.php from your URLs, or signal that you have no taste, no technical abilities, or both.