Information Technology Services
There are times when a long web page address does not work well, in e-mails, when you are giving the address over the phone, or in printed materials.
There are two solutions available to you:
- Redirect Addresses - Contact the Web Coordinator for a redirect address. These redirect addresses are for prominent, commonly used, permanent features on the web site, such as http://law.gsu.edu/apply or http://law.gsu.edu/technology/mylaw
- Quick Short ( lil' ) Links - Create a random "short link" to the page with the long address using the lil' link utility.
Using the lil' link utility
Your MyLaw ID is require to create a new link. Anyone can use the link once it is created.
- First, it is best to go to the page with the long address and copy the address (mark the address, right-click and select "copy").
- Next, go to law.gsu.edu/u and log in with your MyLaw ID.
- Paste or type your long address into the box and click the "Make a lil' link" button. The created short link will appear on the screen. Click that link to make certain that it works (it will open into a new screen).
- If your new short link works fine, copy the short link address into your e-mail, etc.
- You can link to any page anywhere on the Internet, such as Amazon.com or AJC.com, as well as pages on law.gsu.edu. Just include the entire address every time (including the "http://").
- Links will be kept active for as long as possible; at least one year past the last-used date.
- Note that the system does not check that the long link destination is a valid page.
- There is not currently any way to delete a link. If the destination page is changed or deleted, the link will be broken.
If you use lil' links often, you can add a quick "favorites" bookmark link. Just right-click this link: lil' link, and select "Add to favorites..." or "Bookmark". Once bookmarked, clicking will jump you to the lil' link page, automatically filling in the address of the page currently open in your browser. You will probably receive a secruity warning when you bookmark this link. This is normal, since the link contains a small, but safe, script.