General web stuff, hash tag URLs #!

Chances are this might have completely passed you by, but there's been a shift for whatever reason for sites to start using hash tag URLs, the big cases being Twitter, Facebook and Gawker group (blogs such as io9, kotaku, gizmodo).

The Gawker switch pissed me off because it broke any URLs that come through RSS readers etc, and didn't work for mobile (redirect to a mobile site that couldn't work with the URL, perhaps http://xkcd.com/869/), a key mistake was only having #! URLs without any no javascript normal URLs.

Anywho the following post gives you an excellent overview as to the in's and out's of the whole thing, in short, hash tags for applications where SEO isn't a concern.

http://www.quirkey.com/blog/2011/02/10/ish/