Is it a bad design to have a directory in the Web Root for each "Section" of your website, and then inside of each directory, have an "index.php" file??

For example, I am thinking of having the following "Sections" in my website...
Code:
- Finance - Legal - Management - Marketing - Interviews - Outsourcing - How-To's - Resources - Laws & Regulations - Glossary - Case-Studies - Other

Originally, I just had a directory called "articles" with an "index.php" file that served as a generic template to serve up articles based on the selected Section.

So if your pretty URL was...

http://local.debbie/finance/

...then you would be taken to the ugly URL...

http://local.debbie/articles/index.php?section=finance


The problem with this is that all my Sections can offer is just a listing of Articles?!

But I am realizing that it would be nicer to have a "Landing Page" for each "Section" which would serve the same purpose as my main "Home Page". That is, it would be a way to highlight certain things, provide links to different resources (e.g. Graphs, Interviews, Reference, Q&A, Multimedia), as well as the Articles that I currently offer.

Does that make sense??

Sincerely,



Debbie