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I've checked out the Penguin New Arrivals RSS Feed and ....
I love it! 45%  45%  [ 13 ]
I'm not sure about it! 41%  41%  [ 12 ]
I hate it! 14%  14%  [ 4 ]
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 Post subject: Penguin New Arrivals RSS Feed
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:09 am 
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We've talked about it in another thread, but I'd like to devote a thread just to the feed. Sometimes, so many items are added there is no easy way to keep them on our top list for very long. Use the RSS feed to keep up with the most recent additions to the site. You can find it at the very bottom of our home page underneath the new arrivals box or by using this link here:

feed://penguinmagic.com/newproductsfeed.php

Please let us know your thoughts on it.

Thanks,

Sam Blankenship
CEO
Penguin Magic : born to perform


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the link won't work


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That's the trouble I'm having. I'm a tech sorta guy so I know what RSS stands for, but I'm not sure too many other people do... yet.

The newer browsers have a special section for "Feeds" such as this one. These are not web pages. That's why simply clicking on the link didn't work. If it's not integrated into your browser you will need to download a free RSS reader program. Then you can "subscribe" to the feed (similar to Favorites in a web browser, only different) and the page will update itself automatically as new stuff is added to the feeder page. The link Sam provided is your RSS reader link and doesn't display properly in a web browser.

This has some exciting possibilities for those who know how to use it. My current web page doesn't do it anymore :( , but my earlier personal website had a built in RSS reader. I added the subscription codes to my webpage and the content would be displayed on my page in a special column, sort of like the way Google feeds banner ads. I use RSS feeds in some of my corporate webpage designs to feed stock price info straight to my pages. It can also be used to email new product updates to whoever choose to this option. I get daily Reuters news feeds emailed once a day using RSS technology.

For those who know how to take advantage of this, it's great news!


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I'll post a tutorial using all browsers this weekend, complete with pictures.


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Akirafist,

Thanks in advance for that. The RSS feeds always work automatically for me in Safari and Firefox for Mac.

If the link above didn't work for you, Akirafist posted this link in another thread.

http://penguinmagic.com/newproductsfeed.php

Thanks,

Sam


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I think the RSS feed is a great idea, but a lot of the images don't display, and when I click on them I get a "404 – Not Found" error.


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I think it's cool. I especially like the smooth, sleek look.

~Z


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sammhoudini wrote:
Akirafist,

Thanks in advance for that. The RSS feeds always work automatically for me in Safari and Firefox for Mac.

If the link above didn't work for you, Akirafist posted this link in another thread.

http://penguinmagic.com/newproductsfeed.php

Thanks,

Sam

Do the great guys at penguin use macs? Have my wildest dreams come true? APPLE COMPUTER RULES!


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Actually it's just Apple Inc. now.


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Farm_Boy wrote:
sammhoudini wrote:
Akirafist,

Thanks in advance for that. The RSS feeds always work automatically for me in Safari and Firefox for Mac.

If the link above didn't work for you, Akirafist posted this link in another thread.

http://penguinmagic.com/newproductsfeed.php

Thanks,

Sam

Do the great guys at penguin use macs? Have my wildest dreams come true? APPLE COMPUTER RULES!


Yes they do. In the Controlled Coin flip explanation, you can see a Mac with Penguin's page in the background.

~Z


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:35 pm 
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Guys, it works great in Google Reader (on mac or on PC) you just paste in the link and it adds it. It also works for me on Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Images may or may not work depending on the capabilities of your RSS reader. Most do not support images, so if yours does then you're lucky.


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