Wednesday 5 November 2008

More Things to Do With a Repository Feed

Yesterday I blogged about using an RSS feed to create an interesting visualisation
of a collection of items from a repository.

The image on the right is taken from another demo page that was put together using the Widgetbox service. You simply have to paste in the URL of the RSS feed that you want to use, make a couple of selections about the colour and size of the widget and then it provides you with a bunch of HTML that you can copy and paste into your web page. It will even add the widget directly to your blog or Facebook page automatically.

Other services like Yahoo Pipes are good at combining, filtering and generally tweaking RSS feeds, so you could even create a federated widget.

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