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Thesaurus.com: Extending usability through URL’s for intermediate/ power users

If you ever drop by Thesaurus.com, notice on performing a word search its intuitive URL strucure.

For example, if you’re performing a search for the word ‘sloth’, on hitting the ‘Search’ button and arriving on the next page, the url which appears in your browser is http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/sloth. This is a pretty intuitive way for users to know that they can alternately look for synonyms and antonyms right out of the url.

If you wanted to perform another search, all you’d have to do would be to replace ‘sloth’ in http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/sloth with what ever word you wanted. Eg: http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/plastic.