Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: TinyUrl like Website - Short Unique Domain !

  1. #1
    Soulzripper's Avatar
    Soulzripper is offline Net Builder
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Bangalore
    Posts
    202
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts

    Thumbs up TinyUrl like Website - Short Unique Domain !

    http://Shorty.im

    Simple, Short, Ad-free and most of all it's Easy to Use !!!

    How is it ??
    Indian & International webmasters are welcome !!!

    http://NpXp.com

  2. #2
    memenode's Avatar
    memenode is offline Net Builder
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    490
    Blog Entries
    2
    Thanks
    176
    Thanked 152 Times in 116 Posts
    Design:

    I can say upfront it's good. Simple in this case works beautifully, not that some shiny in the way "Shorty.im" is presented would hurt.

    I would suggest the generated URL to be made clickable as a link though so it can be copied by right clicking without the need to select the URL first.

    I imagine that when more people make links with shorty.im the lists on "new" and "top" pages are gonna get large. It might be good idea to use the list format (<ul> and <li> tags) for them to make them look neater when there will be more of them. Basically like this:

    • kamal - 3 hits
    • success - 1 hits

    That usually makes lists appear more elegant.

    Also, if you are going to put ads on it at some point I suggest putting nothing larger than a banner below everything. The site is small enough for the banner to be above the fold and therefore quite visible and the service should certainly always be primary to the ads.

    Design: 10/10

    Focus:

    I gotta say Shorty.im an excellent and very easy to remember name. Just the format of the site and the text "There are 2 short urls !" make it quite obvious that this is an URL shortening service though it may still be a good idea to add a quick note, perhaps on the right to the input boxes saying very briefly what it's for and especially what the "tag" input box is for. TinyURL calls it "custom alias" and bit.ly calls it "custom name". Maybe you could rename it on Shorty.im to one of those more recognizable terms as well.

    Focus Rating: 9/10

    Content:

    Well, the service works nicely so no complaints there. Pages displaying newest shortened URLs and most visited URL's are quite a nice touch albeit there is some potential for it to attract spammers because this is a very easy way to get a link under your keyword (tag) even if it's just a redirect. I do however suggest keeping it up as it is and see what happens.

    Content Rating: 10/10

    Overall:


    Shorty.im has a great name and a very simple and easy to use URL shortening service without any clutter, not even ads yet. There's a few small opportunities for improvement, but even as it is it is excellent.

    Overall Rating: 10/10

  3. #3
    bhartzer is offline Net Builder
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    502
    Thanks
    53
    Thanked 135 Times in 101 Posts
    I like it. Great name for such a service.
    Need links? Try AuthorLinks where you can buy or sell links based on Authorship and Klout score. Check out my blog or like me on Facebook.

  4. #4
    sachin410 is offline Newbie Net Builder
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    77
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    just wondering....how do you plan to monetize this site...?
    note: when you replace this, dont use masked URL. thanks ~ admin

  5. #5
    calvin's Avatar
    calvin is offline Geek
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    The site works well and it's great that there's so many "tags" that can be used. You really need to make it stand out from the crowd (let's face it, there's a ton of URL shorteners out there that all do the same thing) you should try something that the other ones don't have.

    Other than that it looks good!

    Calvin

  6. #6
    Soulzripper's Avatar
    Soulzripper is offline Net Builder
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Bangalore
    Posts
    202
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
    Thanks all. Hope you all liked it.

    I dont want to monetize it initially. Let's see how things work out.
    Indian & International webmasters are welcome !!!

    http://NpXp.com

  7. #7
    Zash's Avatar
    Zash is offline WiredStorm.com - Lightning Fast Web Hosting
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    New York, USA
    Posts
    1,137
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    64
    Thanked 121 Times in 93 Posts
    It's a great domain and a great template

    My only disapproval is use of &raquo; (the right arrows) as menu separators. I suggest you use &bull; (bullet) instead.
    WiredStorm Hosting Solutions
    █ Lightning Fast Shared and Reseller Hosting
    █ cPanel with Softaculous and 24/7 Email (Ticket) Support
    Biodegradable Sunscreen - Unblock Facebook

Similar Threads

  1. [WTS] Short Url Site, 2 Char domain, Unique Design
    By ChaoscripT in forum Sites
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 13 September, 2010, 06:25 AM
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 8 November, 2009, 04:46 AM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 3 October, 2009, 10:21 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 16 September, 2009, 17:38 PM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 16 September, 2009, 14:15 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •