January 3, 2005
New Graphics Tool
Spice up RSS links with FeedForAll's customizable RSS buttons. Bright and colorful graphics have long been used to raise the visibility of an RSS feed on a website. NotePage has made a free online RSS graphic tool available that allows users to quickly customize buttons by selecting the text on the button, and the color scheme of the button. Once the colors and text is entered a custom graphic is instantly created.
Webmasters can easily match the style of the RSS button to a website's theme. Graphic experience is not required, simply select alternative colors and insert text to personalize RSS feed graphics. The RSS graphic tool can be used by clicking the following url
If you are looking for ways to display RSS on your website. FeedForAll has a PHP script available. Please send us and . The documentation is still a bit rudimentary, but our support can assist you if you have any questions. The benefit to using PHP to display feeds on websites is that search engines see the content of the feeds as if it were static, but it updates as the feed is updated.
We have just released a new article entitled "Benefits to RSS" the article discusses the benefits to using RSS feeds in business. The article is available for publication just please be sure to include the author resource box at the end of the article.
Article - http://www.feedforall.com/benefits-to-rss.htm
NotePage is pleased to announce a number of new relationships. Over the past month we have formalized relationships with the following RSS vendors:
FeedScout - FeedScout enables you to view RSS/ATOM/RDF feeds from different sites directly in Internet Explorer. You can even set your Home Page to show favorite feeds. Feed Scout is a plug-in for Internet Explorer, so you won't have to learn anything except for how to press 2 new buttons on Internet Explorer toolbar.
Active Web Reader - Add all your favorite feed URLs and keep yourself updated without having to visit the web-sites again. Active Web Reader?s intuitive tab based interface makes it easy to view and read your feeds. It is like reading off a web-browser with easy navigation.
SurfPack - Create a customized Internet start page with RSS feeds, SurfPack can feature search tools, horoscopes, current weather conditions, LiveJournal diaries, humor, web modules and other dynamically updated content.
FeedForAll and Podcasting
After learning that a number of customers were using FeedForAll for podcasting we began working with vendors specializing in the podcasting arena. We are pleased to announce the following relationships.
Podcasting Bunker - Directory of Podcast Listings includes only high quality podcasts, along with 30 second previews of each podcast and a podcast quick guide.
Audio Conversion Wizard - Audio Conversion Wizard helps you to convert audio files of supported audio format from one format to another with all possible settings, using easy step-by-step interface. Convert audio files to mp3 files for podcasting.
How to Podcast
Podcast Bunker wrote a great How to Podcast walk through that demonstrated setting up an podcasting feed using FeedForAll. The only suggested addition would be to list the size of the audio file in the "length" field.
New Content Portals
RSS Syndication - RSS syndication, related RSS news, tools for syndication, content management systems, syndication software and media syndication.
Recommended Webmaster Tools
Try the following webmaster tools to boost your marketing.
Internet Business Promoter - IBP offers everything you need to successfully promote your web site. IBP is a suite of 10 professional web promotion tools that help you with all aspects of web site promotion and search engine optimization.
CSE HTML Validator - HTML Validator is an easy to use, user configurable, and all-in-one HTML, XHTML, CSS, link, spelling, and accessibility checker. CSE HTML Validator helps eliminate website problems that cause visitors to leave your website.
NotePage is currently in negotiations with a number of partners that compliment the FeedForAll product lines. We are very excited, and will be announcing some of these partnerships shortly. If you are currently using FeedForAll's software in a unique innovative way please let us know!
If you are an affiliate or interested in reselling FeedForAll software we have just posted some great new graphics and banners to assist you with your promotional efforts.
Forum and Forum Feed
NotePage's FeedForAll support forums contain an enormous amount of information. If you have any functionality or support questions, feel free to search the forums for answers. Please feel free to answer and ask any questions relating to NotePage's software on the online forums at http://www.feedforall.com/forum an RSS feed is also available for the forum at http://www.feedforall.com/forum/rss.php
FeedForAll Feature Requests
We are currently working on the next version of FeedForAll, the next version will include a number of additional features as a result of customer feedback. If you have a feature suggestion please or post it in the FeedForAll forum!
We'd like to thank you for your continued support. It is through customer support and your suggestions that we've been able to continually improve the NotePage product line.
Thank you for your continued support!