For website owners and operators…
You add content to your website, like you normally do.
Amber operates in the background, automatically preserving a copy of each outgoing link in your content.
You can preserve links for
a more robust web
If the link is up, your website looks and feels as usual. Nobody will even know Amber is there.
Use your web space to
keep hyperlinks alive
But if the link were to ever go down, your website will provide your visitors with access to the preserved link.
There is no need for your visitors to download anything. It all just happens seamlessly and automatically.
Mobile compatibility provides all visitors with the ability to view preserved links.
What Amber does
What Amber does
Amber is a tool for website owners and administrators to safeguard the promise
of the URL, or “Uniform Resource Locator”: that information placed online can
remain there, even amidst network or endpoint disruptions.
By automatically storing a mirror of every page linked to on a website,
Amber provides visitors to the website recourse if links go dead.
These mirrors are stored safely in the local storage space of the website or server.
If one of the pages linked to on this website were to ever go down,
Amber has stored and can provide visitors with access to a mirrored version.
Install the Amber plugin on your Content Management System or web server.
Configure the storage and delivery preferences to fit the needs of your website.
Amber automatically preserves a copy of each outgoing link in your content.
Save the Day
If a link goes down, your website will provide your visitors with access to the preserved link.
Amber is compatibile with WordPress and Drupal content management
systems,as well as Apache and Nginx web servers.
If your web server or website runs one of these platforms,
you will be eligible to install and run Amber.
Interested in seeing the code? Check out our Github page
for each of these platforms.
The Berkman Center for Internet & Society is currently recruiting
websites to run Amber in a soft beta.
If you are interested in putting Amber to work for your website…