Just posted to the web is our newbie article “Pssss… Have You Heard About RSS?”. This is one of the features in the Fall 2003 issue of our mcli Forum, a twice a year publication published by our office for print distribution inside our college system, and electronic everywhere else (continuously published since October 1992-200 as the Labyrinth-Forum and since then as the mcli Forum).
It’s about a 2.5 month process for our office to draft, assemble, proof, edit, and get this off to the printers– and it is about 2 days of HTML-izing to get the web version up. This is actually one of my more favorite web layouts, and while I reallly should get around to doing it fully with modern XHTML, I really like it’s look as a HTML table/CSS hybrid.
But about that RSS stuff-
The RSS article is nothing ground-breaking and others have written more comprehensively (or more passionately as Brian has done), but to be honest, this is all very new stuff to just about everyone in our system, so we start off with the basics:
It goes on a bit about what RSS is, how to view it, how it is created, and touch on aggregators plus Bloglines. Then the arm-waving at the end on what it might mean for educators.