The IEMA web-site uses RSS feeds in a number of sections:
The RSS feeds can be used to deliver jobs or news direct to your desktop, through your browser or a desktop application. Third-party services can also be used to package the feeds into e-mails that are regularly sent to you.
Where are the RSS Feeds on the IEMA Web-site?
Not all pages on the site have feeds. Those pages that do have feeds can be recognised in two ways:
- The RSS icon is displayed on the page. Clicking the icon will give you the URL for the feed.
- If the page contains a feed, the RSS icon - or - will appear in your browser, either in the address bar at the top or the status bar at the bottom.
How to View The RSS Feed
Some common methods are listed below.
This method allows you to receive e-mail notifications when a feed changes. For instance, you can receive an e-mail when a new job comes up in your area, or a news item in a category that interests you is created. There are third-party web-based solutions that offer this service, such as:
- Feedblitz - FeedBlitz turns blogs and feeds (RSS and Atom) into emails to subscribers.
- Bloglines - Create a personal Bloglines page loaded with the freshest news about the things you love.
- NewsGator - NewsGator's Online tracks it all and brings the web pages to you.
This method allows you to pull RSS feeds onto a single web-page that you can manage yourself.
- Yahoo - Build your own web pages with news and content from other sites.
PC-based News Readers
There are many news readers you can run from your PC or Macintosh. Some recommendations are listed below:
- FeedReader - A lightweight open-source aggregator that supports most RSS formats.
- Headline Viewer - A Windows application that lets you see news headlines.
- SharpReader - An RSS Aggregator for Windows.
- NetNewsWire - An easy-to-use RSS Web news reader for Mac OS X.
- Thunderbird - An email client with built-in RSS support
- Firefox - A web browser with build-in RSS-based 'live bookmarks'.
How Can I Find Out More?
The following resources are recommended reading:
There is a good explanation on the BBC website
Simple instructions for adding a Firefox Live Bookmark on johnbokma.com
A free service to convert a feed into an e-mail at http://www.feedblitz.com/faq.htm
There are plenty more resources listed here http://www.larkfarm.com/rss_resources.htm