Google-Friendly URLs

Something I forgot to mention yesterday was the other reason I prefer this URL:


to this one:

(both of which now work by the way) is that the former is more search-engine friendly. There is a lot of debate about whether Google indexes files with multiple query-string parameters. In fact Google themselves say that they don't like to index "dynamically generated" sites. So, if you use the former URL Google is none-the-wiser as to its origins. If it's going to get really fussy then we could even create URLs like this:


You'd never know ;o)

To leave you with something useful for the weekend here's a nice piece of CSS from Simon Willison. And a similar solution from Scott Andrew.

Hope you all have good weekends....


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