On Information Architecture articles and books, good URLs are frequently associate with friendly URLs, like the URL of this blog posts instead of, as example, "http://www.myblog.com/post.php?id=1235652".
However, as more users are accessing websites from mobile devices, friendly URLs may not enough to represent good URLs by two main factors:
- Input field to type URLs is too small. So, URL must short to be seen, so the user can check spell easily and correct it if needed;
- Even with QWERTY keyboards and touch screen, type words in a small screen still needs more effort than a desktop/notebook screen. So, type the URL must be less tiring as possible.
This can improve UX by:
- Reduce time to complete the task of type a URL
- Make this task less stressing
- Make URLs more easy to see and more easy to remember
This is just my initial thought of this issue but I want to know how we can expand the discussion of URLs for mobile devices or even more mobile UX aspects that need discussion.