Sunday, April 27, 2008

www.smoke-free.illinois.gov

Bad URL

Here's another example of dubs, dashes and lower case rendering an URL unreadable. About the only thing they did right here was use a subdomain rather than an extension. What I don't understand is why they added the dash rather than use leading caps? Wouldn't SmokeFree.Illinois.gov have worked a lot better? As it stands, this URL's chances of being remembered just went up in smoke.

3 comments:

Steve said...

"Smoke Free" kind of implies "smoke for free" rather than "without smoke" -- I think that's the reasoning behind the hyphen.

Aaron Goldman said...

Great point Steve. It does make sense to have the dash. Still think leading caps would help though.

paisley said...

morse code.. lmao!