RSS Primer

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Basics of reading RSS/Atom feeds and a look at repurposing feeds for a web site. Handout at http://tinyurl.com/2crrrx

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  • RSS Primer

    1. 1. RSS Primer A look at internet feeds
    2. 2. RSS <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I use it to subscribe to something? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I work with feeds on my web site? </li></ul>
    3. 3. RSS = Feed <ul><li>Really Simple Syndication </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for subscribing to your favorite sites </li></ul>
    4. 4. RSS icon large
    5. 5. Subsribe button in Firefox
    6. 6. Subscribing in ff
    7. 7. Live bookmark
    8. 8. IE7 feed reads
    9. 9. Apple rss symbol
    10. 10. Safari reader
    11. 11. Bloglines
    12. 12. Google reader
    13. 13. Using RSS on your site
    14. 14. RSS vs. Atom <ul><li>Two types of feeds </li></ul><ul><li>In most cases, it doesn’t matter but check your tool </li></ul>
    15. 15. Repurposing feeds <ul><li>Lots of easy-to-use tools to get a feed to your site </li></ul><ul><li>No programming necessary </li></ul>
    16. 16. Friendly tools
    17. 17. Sample from pfhyper
    18. 18. A little programming
    19. 19. Thank you! <ul><li>Peter Fleck </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Links to the handout at pfhyper.com </li></ul>

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