What is RSS?
Standing for 'Really Simple Syndication', RSS allows you to easily get the information you want, when you want it. For example, more websites are providing links to different sections on their websites that allow you to quickly find out what has been added or is new on the site.
How to use RSS feeds
RSS feeds provided by a website can be accessed in various ways:
- By clicking the Star icon and selecting 'Feeds' in Internet Explorer 7,
- the Orange icon in the bottom right of Firefox,
- clicking the blue RSS icon in the address bar in Opera or
- use an RSS News reader if using Internet Explorer or another browser.
To read an RSS feed, you need to subscribe to them. This is free and no information about who has subscribed is held. Depending on how you are reading the feeds, they may appear in the Bookmarks menu option, or be displayed in a news reader application that you have installed (see below).
To add an RSS feed to your browser or news reader, you can click the orange RSS link on the page or by cutting and pasting the link into your news reader.
- Council News
- What's New on This Website
- What's On
- What's On (Business)
- What's On (Heritage)
- What's On (Housing)
- Job Vacancies
Some recommended news readers are available below.
- Windows: Newz Crawler - www.newzcrawler.com/
- Feed Demon - www.newsgator.com/rss-readers.aspx
- Awasu - www.awasu.com/ (Free)
- Mac: Newsfire - www.newsfirerss.com/
- NetNewsWire - www.newsgator.com/rss-readers.aspx
- Linux: Liferea - http://liferea.sourceforge.net/
- Straw - www.nongnu.org/straw/index.html
- Browser: Pluck - www.pluck.com/