I have just hacked together a script to generate RSS feeds for the items posted to the front of Director Web, our long standing web resource site for users of Macromedia Director.

Although, I have not touched the inside of Director for about a year or two, this site still generates a pile of traffic, largely driven by the posted submissions for announcements to the front page.

It was just a little work (dusting off long forgotten perl) to add some code to create RSS feeds.

All items submitted to this site go to a holding bin where we have a home grown admin system for reviewing, accepting, deleting, modifying content submitted to our 10-15 web resource sites.

Over the next few weeks, I am hoping to add more RSS feeds to our collections (after some dead/old link cleanup) such as Teaching and Learning on the Web, Multimedia Authoring Web, Problem-Based Learning, and more.

This is actually just the beginning of revamps for these sites, eventually moving them away from the archaic indexed flat file search we use now (some old unix code called “glimpse”) to a mySQL database.

These old sites still work amazingly well, consdering some of their scripts were developed in the mid 1990s.

The post "DirectorWeb sports a new RSS feed" was originally pushed out of the bottom of a purple jar of Play-Doh at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2003/07/directorweb-sports/) on July 14, 2003.