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Linkify

A full stack web application to shorten urls inspired by bitly.com

Active development: July 6-12, 2021

Live deployment: www.linkify.link

Overview

Users can generate random-character urls from the homepage or login to create, update, and delete their own custom shortened urls.

What We Used

Built with Node.js

Languages:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript

Frameworks

Node Module Dependencies:

  • express
  • express-es6-template-engine
  • express-session
  • bcrypt
  • dotenv
  • moment
  • nanoid
  • pg-promise
  • graphjs (front-end only)

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Desktop Mobile

Features

  • Users can quickly create short urls without logging in and copy to clipboard
  • Logged-in users have access to their dashboard, where they can:
    • View stats
      • Total clicks for all links in each of the last seven days
      • Total characters shortened
    • View all their existing links
      • Searchable by target url
      • Sortable by title, date added, and click count
    • Interact with links
      • Create links with custom titles and urls
      • Click links to be redirected to the target url
      • Copy links to the clipboard
      • Edit existing links
      • Delete existing links
    • Manage their user profile
      • Edit name, email, and password
      • Choose a custom avatar
      • Delete their account from the database
  • Users can choose to view dark or light modes

Future Improvements

  • Add password recovery for users having trouble logging in
  • Allow users to choose avatars on signup

Group

Logan Cooper - Primarily responsible for database setup and routes.

Alyssa DiCarlo - Primarily responsible for front-end/views.

Nate Lee - Primarily responsible for data models, user-profile view, and darkmode implementation.

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