Thursday, May 11, 2006

Atomic Techno Babble

Jase was showing me his Google homepage last night, which he has configured for reading all the news and blog sites in which he has an interest. I thought it was a really good idea, but quickly realised that you cannot find the link to our blog's site feed (this is the blog web address for your chosen newsreader to look at which then automatically updates the reader when your blog updates). Blogger uses a system called Atom.

Techno babble? I certainly thought so.

However, there is a link
here which explains things better.

Now, with no knowledge of any web languages, I managed to change our websites' templates to include a
Site Feed link. You click this link and copy the address into your newsreader and (as if by magic) your newsreader will update every time we write a new entry into the blog.

Whilst I was there, I also changed the way our sites archive our older posts.

Gosh, does this make me at least an honorary geek? Move over Balint and Pradeep!!


GF said...

Brilliant isn't it? I love RSS feeds, and have everyone's blog (well the Ayers family, Jase and James) all on RSS feeds - always have done.

But I don't use Google's homepage I just don't like it. I use Feeddemon which is superb, and I also syndicate News feeds from various favourite sites.

Anyway, enough about me - fantastic S, I think you definitely get a 'Nerd Feather' in your cap! :)

Rena said...

LOL, thanks Gareth. That's high praise from a knowledgeable person. I'm just a noob when it comes to these things!