RSSifying the Splash Page

The last time I redesigned the blog to give folks the option of following just blog posts tagged as tech or litigation support, etc. I changed the front page on the site to a “splash” page, that just pointed to the various sections. (The “Many Faces…” if you will.)

That never quite made me happy, but as with most things, I couldn’t find anything that satisfied me to put up there instead. Tonight, I’m trying something a little different, using Feed Informer to list the latest postings in that category as a headline list underneath the category title. I’m still not sold that this is the perfect solution to what I want, but it does at least add some dynamic content as opposed to a static splash page.

Besides, after putting this project off for months, I found the solution to getting motivated to work on it, I’m using this to procrastinate another project I should be working on. *L*

Check it out and let me know what you think.

Tags: SplashPage, FeedInformer, RSS

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3 Comments

  1. Like it – that’s a neat idea – I did find that the first visit didn’t have the most up to date content though – the blogger section didn’t have the post about this change for some reason. After I went back to the page it was there.

  2. I have a couple of blogs with FeedBurner providing the last few posts from each to a landing page. The idea of having category related headlines is nice.

    Only comment is on a high res screen they are a bit small to scan rapidly

  3. Thanks for the feedback guys. Andy, the feed probably doesn’t update right away, I believe it’s cached, but it’s not like I’m updating hourly or anything, so I don’t mind that.

    Robin, I agree the size might be an issue. I’m going to experiment and see if I can work out a way to increase that, while still differentiate the items from the subject title. We’ll see what I come up with!

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