I have a yuuuug bookmarks folder of assorted articles I've come across but haven't had the time to delve into. Now that I'm through my UW classwork I've finally been able to chunk through some of them and today and I came across the (mostly-irrelevant, website-related decision) debate between no-www and www.yes-www.
The argument by no-www is
www is supposedly “deprecated” in that
it's redundant to type. But, if you look at our tech
overlords like Google,
Apple, etc. you'll see that
they redirect no-www to www (more on why later). For what
it's worth though, having no
www has its
minimalism aesthetic and anecdotally most smaller
sites seem to have no www.
technical arguments: (1) you can’t use a CNAME record on a "naked domain"
(that is, sites with no
www) and (2) cookies on
the naked domain get sent to all subdomains (so all
*.mehvix.com domains) which can mess up caching
for static files.
Both of the pro-
www points aren't an issue for
me now, but best not to limit myself later down the line. To
swap, I prefaced the domain with
www on this
CNAME on the GitHub
, changed my
records so that all prior non-
www links would
go to the new