Recommended Reading (RSS Feeds)
Posted 07 July 2004 - 06:40 AM
1. Get themselves an aggregator and help make this a more mainstream technology. With any luck widespread adoption will lead to a single simple format for syndication, rather than the several incompatible ones in use now.
2. Someone will stumble upon a gem of a blog they hadn't found before and be inspired.
In the interests of sharing, I've added the list here. Does anyone else have any blogs whose feeds they subscribe to, especially in the webmaster field? If so, please do share
[*]Name: A List Apart
[*]Name: Design by Fire
[*]Name: Digital Web Magazine
[*]Name: SIGNAL VS. NOISE
[*]Name: Mike Davidson
[*]Name: What Do I Know
[*]Name: Hicks Design
[*]Name: Jeffrey Veen
[*]Name: Authentic Boredom
[*]Name: Simon Willison's Weblog
[*]Name: 456 Berea Street
[*]Name: Jeffrey Zeldman
[*]Name: Ben Hammersley
[*]Name: Jason Santa Maria
[*]Name: The Man in Blue
[*]Name: Andy Budd
[*]Name: HTML Dog Blog
[*]Name: Open Artifact
[*]Name: Daring Fireball
Posted 07 July 2004 - 06:49 AM
Thanks for the list.
Posted 07 July 2004 - 06:53 AM
Posted 07 July 2004 - 10:26 AM
Thanks for that excellent list, by the way! Do you use M2 for your feed reading?
Posted 07 July 2004 - 10:28 AM
Do you use M2 for your feed reading?
Naturally! I have several filters for RSS stuff too, to make the quantity easy to handle. Haven't ventured into learning filter territory yet with them, but plan to soon.
One problem with M2's aggregation is it doesn't understand Atom. However, there are some good tools out there you can use to convert an Atom feed to an RSS one
Posted 12 July 2004 - 10:29 AM
Posted 12 July 2004 - 10:44 AM
Otherwise you could just visit his site at www.stuffandnonsense.co.uk. I've not really looked at the site before, but know of his ability from the Accessify Forums. I think he's a guy who's going to be rising quite quickly in blogging circles, his blogs not been going all that long as it is and you can already see the numbers of comments and therefore interest he's getting.
Posted 12 July 2004 - 10:44 AM
I see that people have mentioned using the M2 RSS reader, which is associated with the Opera browser. Are there any other RSS readers that people are using (standalone, web-based, or otherwise)? I am interested to start using this technology for the simple reason that I am curious how it will affect the amount of related links that I tend to follow off these websites, which in some cases ends up being more beneficial than the articles I read.
Thanks for all the help you have already provided me.
Posted 12 July 2004 - 10:52 AM
Posted 13 July 2004 - 04:55 AM
Posted 18 July 2004 - 12:44 AM
RSS 0.92 http://uckan.info/rs...s_accessify.php
RSS 0.91 http://www.airbagind...s.com/index.xml
4. +A List Apart
RSS 0.91 http://www.alistapart.com/articles.xml
RSS 2.0 http://www.alistapart.com/rss.xml
5. All in the <head>
RSS 0.92 http://www.allintheh...m/rss/index.php
6. +And All That Malarky
RSS 1.0 http://www.stuffandn...co.uk/index.rdf
7. +Andy Budd blogography
RSS 1.0 http://www.andybudd.com/index.rdf
8. Anne's Weblog about Markup & Style
9. +Authentic Boredom
RSS 2.0 http://www.cameronmoll.com/index.xml
10. A Whole Lotta Nothing
RSS 0.91 http://a.wholelottanothing.org/rss.xml
RSS 1.0 http://a.wholelottan...g.org/index.rdf
RSS 2.0 http://a.wholelottan...ng.org/rss2.xml
D. Keith Robinson
RSS 2.0 http://www.7nights.c...erisk/index.xml
ATOM 0.3 http://www.7nights.c...terisk/atom.xml
12. Biz Stone, Genius
14. Boxes and Arrows
RSS 0.91 http://www.boxesanda...s.com/index.xml
15. Box of Chocolates
RSS 2.0 http://www.boxofchoc...s.ca/feed/rss2/
RSS 2.0 http://www.clagnut.com/rss/
17. Clay Shirky’s Writings About the Internet
RSS 0.91 http://www.shirky.com/writings/rss.cgi
18. +Digital Web Magazine
RSS 2.0 http://www.digital-web.com/news/rss/
19. Dive Into Mark
20. Elegant Hack
RSS 2.0 http://www.eleganthack.com/index.xml
21. Form Function Emotion
RSS 1.0 http://ftrain.com/xml/feed/rss.rdf
RSS 2.0 http://ftrain.com/xml/feed/rss.xml
RSS 0.92 http://www.hicksdesi...section=journal
RSS 2.0 http://www.informati...n.org/index.xml
25. The Innocent Statement
RSS 2.0 http://www.wubbleyew...dicate/rss2.asp
26. +Jason Santa Maria
27. +Jeffrey Veen
Feedburner XML http://feeds.feedburner.com/veen
28. Jeremy Zawodny's blog
RSS 2.0 http://jeremy.zawodn...m/blog/rss2.xml
29. Joel on Software
RSS 0.91 http://www.joelonsoftware.com/rss.xml
30. Juicy Studio
RSS 1.0 http://www.juicystud...ge/juicyrdf.xml
RSS 2.0 http://www.juicystud...ge/juicyrss.xml
31. Kalsey Consulting Weblog
RSS 0.91 http://kalsey.com/rss-full.xml
32. +The Man in Blue
RSS 2.0 http://www.themaninb...perspective.xml
33. The MCU (Making Connections Unit)
RSS 0.91 http://www.mcu.org.uk/xmlrss/rss.php
RSS 0.92 http://www.meyerweb....ughts/feed/rss/
RSS 2.0 http://www.meyerweb....ghts/feed/rss2/
35. +Mezzoblue § design, typography, and the web
RSS 2.0 http://www.mezzoblue.com/rss/2.0/
36. +Mike Davidson
RSS 1.0 http://www.mikeindus.../blog/index.rdf
RSS 2.0 http://www.mikeindus.../blog/index.xml
Molly E. Holzschlag
RSS 2.0 http://www.molly.com/feed/rss2/
RSS 1.0 http://www.peterme.com/index.rdf
39. Peter Van Dijck's blog
RSS 2.0 http://poorbuthappy.com/ease/index.xml
40. phil ringnalda dot com
RSS 2.0 http://philringnalda.com/index.xml
41. Rebecca's Pocket
Feedburner XML http://feeds.feedbur.../RebeccasPocket
RSS 2.0 http://www.researchb...esearchbuzz.rss
43. Ryan Brill
RSS 2.0 http://www.ryanbrill.com/xml/rss.xml
44. Seth's Blog
RSS 2.0 http://www.shauninma.../commentary.rdf
46. +Simon Willison's Weblog
RSS 1.0 http://simon.incutio...yndicate/rss1.0
RSS 2.0 http://www.simplebits.com/xml/rss.xml
RSS 1.0 http://www.splorp.com/blog/rss.xml
RSS 1.0 http://slashdot.org/index.rss
RSS 1.0 http://www.stopdesign.com/
Dan Rubin and Didier Hilhorst
RSS 0.91 http://superfluousbanter.org/index.xml
RSS 1.0 http://superfluousbanter.org/index.rdf
52. Surfin' Safari
RSS 1.0 http://weblogs.mozil...blogger_rss.xml
53. UI Web
RSS 0.91 http://www.uiweb.com/uiweb.xml
Feedburner XML http://feeds.feedburner.com/unraveled
Thomas Vander Wal
RSS 0.91 http://www.vanderwal...m/vanderwal.xml
56. The Web Standards Project
RSS 2.0 http://webstandards.org/buzz/index.xml
Johns S. Rhodes
RSS 0.91 http://webword.com/backend.php
58. +What Do I Know
RSS 1.0 http://whatdoiknow.org/index.rdf
RSS 2.0 http://whatdoiknow.org/index.xml
RSS 2.0 http://9rules.com/whitespace/index.xml
Posted 22 July 2004 - 09:28 PM
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Posted 23 July 2004 - 08:47 AM
Posted 23 July 2004 - 09:35 AM
It is odd how we make such a big fuss of site design and branding etc... Only then to start talking about a method of syndicating information independant of of the design.
It would perhaps be nice if you could have a kind of RSS style, a way of having RSS feeds within a reader, utilise a specific stylesheet to display the feed in the sites colour scheme or something.
I do find I miss out a bit by reading plain text feeds in Opera's built in reader. It doesn't seem as engaging. I does however allow me to scan through many different feeds and look at posts that seem more interesting in more detail. Its a bit like a Search Engine result page in that sense. I see the title, a short intro, and based on that I decide whether I want to click on the link and read the rest of it.
Posted 23 July 2004 - 01:11 PM
It is a question of context sometimes. The content without the design isn't always as much fun, or as fascinating. For many, and maybe most sites, I'd rather visit in person. There may even be a few sites I listed above that I like much more for their design than for the content of their blogs. They startle me with the way they present themselves and their ideas.
I like that you have the option of visiting a site, or that you can just look at the latest post. If you're busy, and don't have time clicking through a lot of lnks, the RSS option is really helpful. Having said that, there are a good number of sites that I'll click through to visit after seeing that they have something new.
I enjoy the designs of most of the design sites I visit, but many of the legal blogs I look at use generic templates. So, that doesn't always motivate me to see their pages. But the RSS reader doesn't always show comments either. With some of the legal blogs, the comments are the best parts.
So, truthfully, I tend to use RSS as an index. It tells me what's new, and lets me get a glimpse of a topic.
It's probably a good idea to keep in mind when people are writing blog posts. Make the headline interesting, and try to start off with something that might convince people to visit in person, or at least gives them a good sense of what your post is going to be about.
What RSS does do for me is to let me see many more sites in a day than I otherwise could, and it lets me pick and choose which ones I want to actually visit rather than just view the content of their page.
Adrian's analogy of a search engine result is a good one.
Posted 20 September 2004 - 02:22 PM
Are there any other RSS readers that people are using (standalone, web-based, or otherwise)? I am interested to start using this technology
I too use Opera M2. I also use Bloglines (web based) as a back up, just in case I lose the feed addresses of all the site and blog I subscribe to (happened once!) and have to start all over again. Increasingly, I've started to use Bloglines more and more. I like the way it presents the information (less mouse clicking).
Posted 08 March 2005 - 12:22 PM
Would love to see some more of goodies added in the near future
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