Lately I've been obsessed with building logical dir structures for my websites. Not just with the SEs in mind, but also for better organizing my content. I must say that for years I've only created websites of the type example.com/file.html with no directories at all.
For this site I'm working on, if I follow strict dir structure rules the site will look something like this:
I have 2 concerns/questions here:
Dir1 and dir2 must be created just for building an "a la carte" structure, so they only contain the index.html file. Is this viewed as a good, non spammy practice (having empty directories)?
In addition the Dir111 and dir222 type directories also contain only the index.html files. There are about 400 of these and they are my content pages. I thought it might be better to use dir/ instead of files.html because in the future I might add more pages to these directories. Also, I might change file extensions someday.
In conclusion, to me using this structure containing only directories seems better as a long term solution, and from a correct website structuring point of view. But am I not unnecessarily complicating things? Thanks for your advice.