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sh.orty: Now With Shorter URLs

Based on the feedback I've received from yesterday's post about my URL shortening service, I implemented a few things:

  • Actually shows you that you need "http://" as part of the URL.
  • Shortened the link by one character, using a bit of mod_rewrite magic. So now instead of http://sh.orty.com/?RTEJGFXY it's now http://sh.orty.com/RTEJGFXY (no question mark).
  • I also got rid of characters that would look similar to each other if copied/pasted into a printed document. So I, 1, O, and 0 will not be used when constructing URLs.
I need to fix a couple minor bugs I've come across, and Aaron has sent me a couple of great ideas for use of this service that he's going to help me implement, so look forward to simple but cool changes.

Posted by Jake on 05/08/06 @ 05:28 PM
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