Entries tagged with ‘URLs’

Shorter is Still Better

In our eternal quest to optimize the Gustavus website, we removed the "academics" part of URLs.

A Shorter URL For You

We admit that some URLs can get a little out of hand. Thankfully, there is a solution. We can create shorter, easier to remember, redirection URLs for you in a special area of our website called /go/.

Shorter is Better

Shortly after graduation, when the campus is awash with a rare tranquility, the “oncampus” part of the a typical Gustavus URI will disappear. After years of segregating our audiences by their location, we will bring everyone together and offer people the shorter URIs they all want. While URIs will change, old URIs will function properly […]

Shorter, smarter URLs

Today we began more widely implementing the mod_rewrite apache module to rewrite some of our ugly URLs. For example, the URL for a news story previously had been http://www.gustavus.edu/news/index.cfm?id=1658. That very same story can now be accessed at http://www.gustavus.edu/news/1658. Likewise, Eric Dugdale’s class schedule can now be accessed from http://www.gustavus.edu/oncampus/facultyschedules/edugdale instead of http://www.gustavus.edu/oncampus/facultyschedules/index.cfm?action=view&username=edugdale. While this […]