What is RSS?
RSS originally stood for Rich Site Summary — though you'll see later variations such as Really Simple Syndication. It is a text file in XML format that is typically used to display content from another website on your own website. Most often this content consists of news — hence the Really Simple Syndication acronym.
The ABD currently provides three RSS feeds:
You'll see RSS buttons like the one on the right used to indicate RSS feeds elsewhere on our site (this one is just an example and doesn't do anything).
If you click one of these and your browser doesn't support RSS, you'll just see unformatted text. In which case we strongly suggest upgrading your browser to the latest version, or seeing if there is an add-on you can get to allow it to read RSS.
How to get our RSS feeds on your PC:
- Feed Demon
A completely free dedicated RSS reader that lets you put all your RSS feeds in one place, and syncs with equivalent software for various mobile devices, so you don't have to mark everything read twice.
- Internet Explorer 7 supports RSS
Opera is a fully fledged browser/email/chat/usenet package with integrated RSS support.
- How to read RSS in Firefox using live bookmarks
- Safari for Windows
- RSS Reader
A standalone RSS reader.
- Pluck RSS Reader
Free RSS reader with IE, Firefox, and web versions.
How to get our RSS feeds on your Mac:
- ABD News Widget
Our own widget, illustrated on the right, displays our Press Releases in Dashboard.
- Apple's RSS screensaver
- Net News Wire
This is a very nice and completely free standalone RSS reader that lets you put all your RSS feeds in one place, and syncs with equivalent software for various mobile devices, so you don't have to mark everything read twice.
- Opera for Mac
A fully fledged browser/email/chat/usenet package with integrated RSS support.
- Newsreader Widget
Allows multiple RSS feeds to be read using just one widget — useful if your Dashboard is getting a bit crowded.
How to get our RSS feeds on your iPhone:
- Apple make is easy — just enter the RSS Feed URL into Safari and Apple's RSS reader will do the rest.
- Get the free Net News Wire app from iTunes [Link requires iTunes].
This will sync with equivalent desktop RSS readers available free from Newsgator, so you don't have to mark everything read twice.
Using Multiple Devices?
- If you view RSS on multiple devices, we recommend the products available free from Newsgator which synchronise with each other. This means that once you have marked a message as read on one device, it won't show as unread on another.
You can add our feed to your Facebook profile, by using the Simply RSS app. Although note there are currently update problems with this app, meaning you may need to refresh it manually.
You can add our feed to your Google homepage, just click "Add Stuff" and search for ABD.
To put the feed on the right of your page, just place the code into a TABLE with an ALIGN=RIGHT parameter.
Further Reading for Webmasters
We welcome feedback (pun intended) on the technical aspects of our RSS feeds. Please contact the webmaster.
Selected sites using or refering to our news feed