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find out what it means to... you? [Mar. 30th, 2006|12:06 pm]
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Hi everyone! I'm launching a new site, a site designed to Solve Problems. Specifically, it's the problem of RSS being both really popular and kind of a pain to set up!

RSS feeds are used to syndicate content on websites to the world. A lot of web publishing software (like WordPress) has RSS feeds included, but a lot of it doesn't. Worse, there are sites that dangle RSS in front of you as a cherry, only enabling it if you pay them. That sucks! Whatever, WEBSITES.

RSSPECT is a new way to generate RSS feed without needing programming, dynamic content, or even databases. If your site is just plain old HTML, now you can have an RSS feed. If you've got a comic with a backend you made yourself, you can easily have an RSS feed too. Pretty sweet!

All you have to do is add a few markup tags to your pages once - these tags tell RSSPECT what to add to your RSS feed. Then we check your site regularly, and whenever you update, so does your feed! You control what gets added to the feed and what doesn't, and you can always log in to add, update, or delete posts by hand, if you want. You can even use the site to make an RSS feed without a website, if you want. It is FLEXIBLE.

Hopefully people will find this useful! It's free, of course. The logo for the site is by David Hellman, and is excellent, like everything David touches.

I hope you like it!
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[User Picture]From: magnus_opiate
2006-03-30 09:10 am (UTC)

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HUZAH!
[User Picture]From: steve_dash_o
2006-03-30 09:10 am (UTC)

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You are way cool, Ryan.
[User Picture]From: nickmurdoch
2006-03-30 09:10 am (UTC)

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Awesome to the MAX, Ryan! I've been looking for something like this for some time now! Kudos muchly :)

*bookmarks for when I have some time to actually work on my site again >.<*
[User Picture]From: miluette
2006-03-30 09:19 am (UTC)

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This, sir, is EXACTLY what I needed.

You win!
[User Picture]From: miluette
2006-03-30 10:52 pm (UTC)

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Addendum:

Just set up my first feed. SO EASY. I weep with joy. Oh glory!
[User Picture]From: sfllaw
2006-03-30 09:22 am (UTC)

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Shiny!
[User Picture]From: piehead
2006-03-30 09:27 am (UTC)

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I like how RSS is likened to angry bees coming at you.
[User Picture]From: crackmasterc
2006-03-30 09:36 am (UTC)

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That's pretty cool. If you need some help with bandwidth or a mirror, let me know.
From: pitythefoo
2006-03-30 09:36 am (UTC)

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I really like the idea of using an HTML class as a delimiter, it's a good way to keep the code XHTML compliant without going funky. Can I apply the class to something besides a span though?
[User Picture]From: qwantz
2006-03-30 09:52 am (UTC)

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Thanks! Right now, nope, it's just the span tag. Is there a reason why you'd want to use another tag?
[User Picture]From: allenec
2006-03-30 09:37 am (UTC)

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I enjoy your use of the Royal "We" when you talk about your websites.
[User Picture]From: qwantz
2006-03-30 09:52 am (UTC)

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It's just me and the robot with a head full of bees....
[User Picture]From: 2ce
2006-03-30 09:46 am (UTC)

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Best idea since Oh No Robot?
[User Picture]From: ottietav
2006-03-30 09:49 am (UTC)

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You, sir, are mind-bogglingly awesome.
[User Picture]From: charitypomaybo
2006-03-30 09:49 am (UTC)

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hi you are 100% extreme awesome x infinity
[User Picture]From: saturnine1979
2006-03-30 09:50 am (UTC)

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You're pretty much the coolest.
From: macho_
2006-03-30 09:51 am (UTC)

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RSSPECT appears to be free as in beer...?
[User Picture]From: qwantz
2006-03-30 09:53 am (UTC)

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Yep!
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[User Picture]From: qwantz
2006-03-30 11:25 am (UTC)

Re: Feral RSS!

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Aw shucks! Thanks - I'm glad to see it's working well for you!
[User Picture]From: tasteslikeevil
2006-03-30 11:31 am (UTC)

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Did you ever know you were my hero?
[User Picture]From: pyromog
2006-03-30 11:36 am (UTC)

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I can see your sinister plan now! First you put out awesome web gadgets like this, and Oh No Robot, so that many people will put them in their sites. Then when the time is right, BOOM! Robots and bees rise up against the webmasters and you become Lord of the Internet!.

R-right?
[User Picture]From: qwantz
2006-03-30 12:52 pm (UTC)

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I would answer but I am too distracted by your totally sweet icon.
From: oboreruhito
2006-03-30 11:49 am (UTC)

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Thomas Edison of comics!
[User Picture]From: isthatjamie
2006-03-30 12:18 pm (UTC)

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What a great and nifty website! Thank you! I've been trying to get my friends into the RSS spirit, except up until now none of us knew what they were or how to make them. You're awesome!
[User Picture]From: redknot
2006-03-30 01:26 pm (UTC)

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yotsubatooooooooo

:)
[User Picture]From: killer_krill
2006-03-30 12:47 pm (UTC)

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Ryan North, is there anything you can't do? I have a new website coming out sometime soon. But it ain't up YET! I have been looking for an easy way to set up an RSS feed and this seems like quite the totally awesome option. THANK YOU.
From: havesomehats
2006-03-30 01:05 pm (UTC)

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ryan I accidentally spent 40 dollars registering a copy of feedforall about two months ago

do you think rsspect could get my money back for me

thanks ryan
[User Picture]From: qwantz
2006-03-30 01:33 pm (UTC)

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kyle this is not yet possible with rsspect but i will see if i can implement something in that regard

perhaps i could send them an email and say "dudes"

"dudes"

"what the hell"
[User Picture]From: momomoto
2006-03-30 01:39 pm (UTC)

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Now all we have to do is prod paid LJ-users to make feeds for we freeloaders and the world will be our oyster!

[User Picture]From: qwantz
2006-03-30 01:40 pm (UTC)

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I'm actually seeing if they can set something up for me. I've also proposed buying using a paid account to create these feeds automatically.

SO FAR: NO RESPONSE
[User Picture]From: alexis_thenull
2006-03-30 01:58 pm (UTC)

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I keep saying it - The scene needs more computer scientists!

I wish this existed before I decided to throw away my custom blog program. YOU ARE TOO LATE IT IS ALL OVER NOW
[User Picture]From: stokerbramwell
2006-03-30 03:48 pm (UTC)

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You are like some sort of web comic saint.
From: xsvenx
2006-03-30 04:33 pm (UTC)

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Oh man. Am I the only one who needs to sing this when I read it?

R-S-S-P-E-C-T, servin' up some feeds to me
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