Our internet address and Vanity URLs 

By on

addressChangeVisitors who like to type web address rather then click menus may be interested in how our URL structure works.

First the site uses no  'www'. Not sure how much of a good thing this is, but it seems to be a popular tend amongst a lot of big sites.

In addition to no 'www', all URL are converted to lower case and extension-less (i.e. no .aspx or .html at the end).  This makes the URL cleaner and possibly helps with search engine indexing.

Key elements of the site are been rearranged in a straightforward structured fashion.  Each major section can be easily accessed from the address bar by using:

myelectrical.com - this is the main gateway and home page
myelectrical.com/notes – electrical engineering notes section
myelectrical.com/questions – our questions and answer section
myelectrical.com/tools – our calculation tools and other resources
myelectrical.com/store– our for sale things

As you dig deeper into the site, the URL de get a little more involved (but not much).  If your interested, you easily investigate and see how these work by looking at your browsers address bar. 

Vanity Names

Another great feature, is our use of vanity URL to link to profile pages.  By default, profile pages have a URL of the form:

  • myelectrical.com/user-profile/userid/xxxx  (where xxxx is the user id)

 

As an alternative, users can select a vanity name, which changes the URL to this:

  • myelectrical.com/users/vanityName ( for example myelectrical.com/users/steven)

 

Selecting a vanity name is a one off action.  You can set your vanity name when editing your profile on the ‘Manage Account’ tab. 



Steven McFadyen's avatar Steven McFadyen

Steven has over twenty five years experience working on some of the largest construction projects. He has a deep technical understanding of electrical engineering and is keen to share this knowledge. About the author

myElectrical Engineering

comments powered by Disqus



How to measure power supply quality

If your are ever called out to troubleshoot something on your electrical system, one of the first things consider is the supply voltage. You want to ensure...

Gas Insulated or Air Insulated Switchgear

Various arguments exist around SF6 Gas Insulated (GIS) and Air Insulated (AIS) medium voltage switchgear. Recently we had to change a GIS design to AI...

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is the study of coordinating electromagnetic fields give off equipment, with the withstand (compatibility) of other...

Introduction to Traction Substations

Following on from my post on railway electrification voltages, I thought an introduction to traction substations would be a good idea. Traction substations...

Lighting - Lamps

Lamps are the essential part of any luminaire. These are the light generating components. Since the advent of electrical lighting in the middle of the...

Michael Faraday (the father of electrical engineering)

Famed English chemist and physicist Michael Faraday was born on September 22, 1791, in Newington Butts, a suburb of Surrey just south of the London Bridge...

Periodic Electrical Installation Inspection – How Often?

How often installations are inspected is up to the owner of the installation, provided such durations do not exceed any regulatory maximums in force. ...

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla was born exactly at midnight on July 10, 1856 in the tiny village of Smiljan, Lika in Croatia. In his late teens, Tesla left the village to...

Thermoplastic and Thermosetting Insulation

While there are a vast array of cable insulation materials, these are often divided into two general types; Thermoplastic or Thermosetting. For example...

What is LED?

Light Emitting Diodes (LED ) are increasing gaining favour in both the domestic and commercial sectors; due to their efficiency, sustainability and durability...

Have some knowledge to share

If you have some expert knowledge or experience, why not consider sharing this with our community.  

By writing an electrical note, you will be educating our users and at the same time promoting your expertise within the engineering community.

To get started and understand our policy, you can read our How to Write an Electrical Note