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Google continues to tinker with URLs in Chrome

New test obscures the full URL. Google is at it again, tinkering with how it displays URLs in the Chrome browser. The company has tested different ways of showing a site’s identity in search as well as Chrome. Android Police notes that a new test feature shows only the second and top level domain and […]

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Can humans read URLs?

Long URLs can confuse the typical web user. Web browsers have changed how they treat URLs and domain names over the past two decades. Some changes have been to the benefit of second level domains, while other changes have downplayed the importance of domains. The Google Chrome Developers YouTube channel recently published a video (embedded […]

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Could Chrome downplay domains?

Some users report a change in the latest version of Google Chrome. Back in the old days, web browsers had just an address bar. Type in a domain name and hit enter. Type in part of a domain and the browser automatically added .com to it. That changed with the combined web address/search box. This […]

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Google Chrome team says URLs “kind of suck”, figuring out how to replace them

The people behind the Chrome browser are investigating ways to replace the URL for site identity. Are URLs a good way to understand site identity? Google’s Chrome browser team doesn’t think so, according to an article published today by WIRED. Adrienne Porter Felt, Chrome’s engineering Manager, told the publication: People have a really hard time […]

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Google is upping the ante on SSL

“Not Secure” will show on sites even if people aren’t filling out a form field. Google is upping the ante on SSL to nudge more websites toward moving to https:// Take a look at the graphic above. The top image currently shows in the address bar in Chrome for websites that use http:// (i.e., they […]

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