A look at how simple changes to the address bar could improve a user's experience.

A recent article from UX Magazine examines the potential benefits to re-imagining the information displayed within address bars on web browsers.

Currently URLs are displayed as a string of characters that are mostly incomprehensible to the user.

As an example for a product on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Bialetti-Express-6-Cup-Stovetop-Percolator/dp/B000CNY6UK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=kitchen&qid=1280010827&sr=1-1

The author suggests potential issues to consider:

What’s critical? What’s secret? Will this link work for a friend? And what part shows where the user currently is, where he came from, and where he can go?

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