SplashURL – Great Idea – Needs Work
14 February 2009 1 Comment
Thanks to Peta for pointing us to the splashURL site. When showing a site in a presentation a quick click on the splashURL bookmarklet simultaneously shortens the URL and shows it in large font for the audience to copy it down quickly. Simple but very effective.
Can I suggest a couple of changes:
- The bookmarklet should open a new tab/window with the shortened URL as almost certainly the presenter will want to return quickly to the original web page; hitting the back button might be slow or even lose dynamic information.
- Using the splashURL bookmarklet on its own page gives an embarrassing error; checking for its own address in the script would make for a cleaner response:
Otherwise this is a really great idea.