Quick-response barcodes are the postage-stamp style codes that are easily scanned by your smartphone. They allow people to scan the code with their phone and quickly access a website, text message, image, etc. Learn more about QR codes.
Generating QR codes
To generate the QR codes, consider using http://goo.gl/ After you enter a long web address, it will give you a short address. You can them add .qr to the end of the short address to get the QR code. It also offers tracking, which you’ll want to check to see if people are using the codes from the printed publications.
Here’s an example of how it works:
- Visited http://goo.gl and entered www.missouristate.edu as the long address and clicked Shorten.
- It created http://goo.gl/OvTzas my short address.
One tip: when saving the QR code image, make sure to give it a .png extension so that your computer knows it’s an image.