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CSS style for your WP RSS Feed

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CSS style for your WP RSS Feed: Very clever tutorial to add CSS to your WordPress feed. I personally tend to stay away from prettying an RSS feed since I think it weakens the medium and we are back to reducing standards with added CSS that will be interpreted differently by the various browser engines used by news readers. This is a fun tutorial nonetheless.

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  1. Mathias Bynens (5 comments.) says:

    I personally tend to stay away from prettying an RSS feed since I think it weakens the medium and we are back to reducing standards with added CSS that will be interpreted differently by the various browser engines used by news readers.

    You are so right. But don’t it look cool? ;)

  2. Mark says:

    I personally tend to stay away from prettying an RSS feed since I think it weakens the medium and we are back to reducing standards with added CSS that will be interpreted differently by the various browser engines used by news readers.

    I think you are misunderstanding what XML stylesheets accomplish. Newsreaders will not pay any attention to the XML styles, they’ll parse the XML data and present it as normal.

    What the styling does is make the raw feed far more friendly to anyone who simply views your feed XML in their web browser (i.e. by clicking your “RSS” link). This is no way cheapens the standard or weakens the medium; in fact, it all fits quite nicely within the standard.

  3. Mark (118 comments.) says:

    I should do some reading before I commit myself further, but from my experience certain readers such as FeedDemon interprits inline stlyes and picks up on XML stylesheets.

    In addition, browsers will still have to interpret the stylesheets the best they can and there will be discrepancies on just a simple click and view of the feed in different browsers.

    I am an XML purist at heart and prefer the abstraction that it provides to the programmer and the users of these feeds.

  4. Marco (1 comments.) says:

    Hi,
    I’m new to this site, but I am hoping someone can helpme with a problem. I have set up a WordPress blog and i am having trouble uploading a photo.

    When I try to use the available buttons I keep getting a HTTP ERROR message.

    Can anyone help? If you do answer, please keep it simple, as I know as much about WP and computers, as I do about Albanian sheep farming.

    I am sorry if this was the wrong place to ask this question.

    All the best – Marco



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