⚠️ This is an old post
It's possibly been exported and imported from at least three different blogging platforms over the years. That probably means, at best, there are broken images and links. If the post is technical in nature, any advice is probably out of date and irrelevant. Or it is really old, it was the wafflings of a teenager with too much time on his hands working out what blogging is… If it is the latter I would probably cringe if I re-read it. But it's here because it's part of my past, not my present.
You've been warned! Onwards…
Update: Please note this has been retired and due to an official release: lncn.eu/tools.
I think one on the most handy services that the Online Services Team at the University of Lincoln have put together is their simple URL shortener called Linking You, lncn.eu for short. The basic idea; you put in a stupidly long URL and get out a nice short one that automagically redirects you to that webpage with the silly address. It's nothing new, however lncn.eu is wonderfully free of bloat and features the shiny new Common Web Design (CWD).
One of the nice things about it is the design is really simple to modify with a little bit of CSS know how. Nick recently put up a post on the CWD blog about the flexibility of the banner height. I followed his example with my [Next Lecture](/blog/2010/university-work-update/) web app where there was lots of space to play with. With the bookmarklet space I decided that I wanted to take up as little space as possible, so rather than enlarging the banner, I shrank it and reduced the text size in the banner.
Feedback is always handy, so if you spot any bugs, or have any feature requests please leave me a comment/email/tweet.
To install this onto your own browser head over to http://lncn.eu/ptx and drag the bookmark to your bookmark bar.