Zeldman’s just posted about the current mini-storm about URL shortening services…

I love his understated way. While the debate about these services – and, as an adjunct, feed scraping, we should look to our webdev monkey skills to roll our own solutions. He, yer Zeldman, doesn’t state as much in B&W but his example shows his own tiny URL. How? The simple redirect.

Whether or not this is done with a mod_rewrite rule or by any means necessary [dreams of CMS modules in my mind] – the fact is that it is easy a pie to make your own Tiny URLs and publish them hand in hand with the original article. Every article should have a permalink and a short version.

Of course – the redirect solution presupposes your domain isn’t www.pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.com

Last updated on 5th September 2018