Thursday, August 7, 2008

Glory Be! The R-J Gets RSS!!!

Since I just took my customary shot at the R-J for their lack of RSS feeds in the last post, I feel compelled to withdraw the snark and congratulate them for finally figuring it out. You can click here to see all the features they've got set up for feeds.

Oddly, though, it's like this carefully held secret on the site, with nothing indicating any RSS feeds on the hideous home page. Nowhere is that familiar orange RSS logo present, just a tiny thing atop each story that's odd because, unlike the other choices (email, save, print, comment) this has nothing to do with the specific article you're staring at. It's so small, in fact, that a screenshot comes out like this:


Also, not all the feeds work as seen below:


But the other oddity is that the only blog set up for RSS is an intermittent one by an obscure local political columnist. How come no RSS for the consistently updated and interesting Vegas Voice blog or their marquee columnists Norm Clarke, John L. Smith, Erin Neff and Howard Stutz?

Ahh, well. Rome wasn't built in a day. Vegas sort of was, relatively speaking, but whatever. I'm sure they'll work out the rest of it. And I do like the RSS for "most popular" under various headings that allows you to choose from four different forms of popularity. That's a nice touch.

Now, how about some embed codes for the video...

2 comments:

dan said...

RSS is not all that, but congratulations to the "amish" at the R-J! they finally joined web 2.0 woo hoo

dan said...

RSS is not all that, but congratulations to the "amish" at the R-J! they finally joined web 2.0 woo hoo