RSS Feeds and Application Programming Interface

RSS (Rich Site Summary) is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it.

Benefits and Reasons for using RSS

RSS solves a problem for people who regularly use the web. It allows you to easily stay informed by retrieving the latest content from the sites you are interested in. You save time by not needing to visit each site individually. You ensure your privacy, by not needing to join each site’s email newsletter. The number of sites offering RSS feeds is growing rapidly and includes big names like Yahoo News.

What do I need to do to read an RSS Feed?

Feed Reader or News Aggregator software allow you to grab the RSS feeds from various sites and display them for you to read and use.

A variety of RSS Readers are available for different platforms. Some popular feed readers include Amphetadesk (Windows, Linux, Mac), FeedReader (Windows), and NewsGator (Windows – integrates with Outlook). There are also a number of web-based feed readers available. My Yahoo, Bloglines, and Google Reader are popular web-based feed readers.

Once you have your Feed Reader, it is a matter of finding sites that syndicate content and adding their RSS feed to the list of feeds your Feed Reader checks. Many sites display a small icon with the acronyms RSS, XML, or RDF to let you know a feed is available.

Website Content Management Tools

Content management tools allow authorized users the ability to add, edit and delete website content. All of Legend Web Works’ websites come pre-packaged with easy-to-use content management tools.

With our content management tools, you don’t need a technical background or expensive software to update your website — just access to the internet.

If you are familiar with Microsoft Word or have a Facebook page, you will be able to use our content management tools.

Our content management tools allow you to:

Maintain text and images throughout your website
Include important specials or alerts on your homepage
Add new services or product pages to your website
Maintain a blog
Upload a photo gallery of images
Include video clips about your business
Add client testimonials
Update staff photos and bios
Update Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Add news articles about your business
And much, much more . . .

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