RSS widgets for republishing

For my intro to Web Production students to ponder over spring break, here’s a demo site that uses RSS plug-ins, content management software widgets, and related aggregation services to consolidate blog postings, social bookmarks and even a Twitter account…

bobwebs & cobwebs

I do similar things on my home page and this WordPress blog. (The former uses a free service called RSS include.)

At the end of the semester, I’ll have students use Drupal, WordPress and the hosting services of their choice to make “mirror” (sometimes funhouse mirror) images of the sites they develop for class, so that they aren’t just learning how to use our university server.

mild-mannered reporter who fell deeper into computers and the Web during three trips through graduate school in the 1980s and 1990s, then began teaching journalism, media studies and Web production, most recently as a faculty member at Radford University.

Posted in Blogging, CMS Software, Education, Internet, WebDesign

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