I'm currently having issues trying to figure out how to manage URLs for a blog application I am developing for my own site. As I'm finally building my own tool to manage the entries, I think this is an important aspect to solve, in line with W3C's "cool URLs don't change".
Previously I used Chyrp for over a year to manage my content, and had basic URLs in form "/2011/04/01/my-april-first-joke/" and "/tag/april-1st-jokes/", which I found not useful enough as content was duplicated on 6 different pages (index, yearly, monthly and daily archives, tag archives and the single page) and I didn't add many entries to make browsing by date thing useful.
What I am trying to do at the moment is remove useless layers in the URL patterns and make them as simple as possible, following this reference: warpspire.com/…. Usually, I would use the simple "/section/page" or a deeper "/section/subsection/page" format, as all pages were static (following a pattern from the sites previously built), but as this site feels like a live application where dates matter the most, I get lost trying to figure out which pattern to use.
Thanks in advance