What a coincidence. Just as I write about URL aesthetics, I get a pointer to JJG’s article on URL usability. The two are closely related. As a Web hacker, I get more of a thrill out of unusual URL that seem to hint at cleverness on the part of the site’s designer. As a Web user, I just like URLs that make sense when you look at them. (Another thing I like is CGI scripts with clever names — that’s why I named my permalink URL less.cgi. I graciously admit that I stole that idea from O’Reilly, who named the program that renders their printer friendly pages lpr.