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Comments on: Reading all those Blogs… http://designnotes.info/?p=799 Testing & Sprinting Sat, 27 Jan 2018 04:55:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.9 By: dinis c http://designnotes.info/?p=799&cpage=1#comment-2492 Tue, 05 Dec 2006 01:16:30 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=799#comment-2492 maybe three months now. well, if you want something free you might try Vienna or NetNewsWire Lite (I personally don’t the Lite version, because you can only use the ‘traditional’ layout, which means something similiar to Mail.app – and I hate that layout in feed readers).

anyways, I do like the idea of having a feed reader integrated in my web browser; I just feel like Safari’s RSS capabitilies aren’t there yet. but, like I said, I think it can save you some time if you only use the RSS capabitilies in your browser to notify you of new items.

By: Michael Surtees http://designnotes.info/?p=799&cpage=1#comment-2489 Fri, 01 Dec 2006 01:42:14 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=799#comment-2489 dinis – how long have you been using NewsFire for? I’m a little hesitant to drop eight-teen bucks for a feed reader…

By: dinis c http://designnotes.info/?p=799&cpage=1#comment-2488 Thu, 30 Nov 2006 14:43:06 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=799#comment-2488 Hi Michael,

NewsFire is really a pleasure to use. You can’t “save” items like Bloglines, but you can flag them and it’s so easy. Other than that, you don’t have to read blogs posts or news items in NewsFire: you can configure it to open the blog or site in your browser instead of showing in NewsFire.

Anyways, Safari would also be nice for you. Feeds work like “live” bookmarks: after the name of the feed you can see how many new items there is; you could it just to alter you of new posts or items but still open the site.

By: Michael Surtees http://designnotes.info/?p=799&cpage=1#comment-2487 Sun, 19 Nov 2006 20:17:18 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=799#comment-2487 I wasn’t expecting much feedback from this post so I feel kind of bad to be getting back to the conversation a couple days after the fact. When I open bloglines from time to time I don’t get the same interest that I do from actually reading it from the blog site. I haven’t explored netvibes yet, but I suspect I’ll keep up with tabs. The biggest reason is that I’m not so much interested in the newest blog entry as I’m in to coming back to stuff that I want to read that I discovered a couple days previous. Yes I know there’s the option in bloglines to save an article but I find it to be a pain. I also find that when I’m in bloglines it’s way to easy to keep adding links. After a while there’s just too many sites. So tabs allows me to see the sites I want to read in an unfiltered way.

It’s not perfect but I’m actually surprised that I’m one of the only people that I know doing this. With the comments associated with this post I wonder if there’s any real point in redesigning my blog? If all of you are reading this through a feed, why bother with a revised design? More questions to think about…

By: gabes http://designnotes.info/?p=799&cpage=1#comment-2486 Sun, 19 Nov 2006 00:57:27 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=799#comment-2486 I use an app for OS X called ‘feed’, makes it’ a lot easier to see who has new stuff.

By: russell http://designnotes.info/?p=799&cpage=1#comment-2485 Fri, 17 Nov 2006 22:33:18 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=799#comment-2485 I use bloglines. I know lots of people think it’s rubbish, but I love it.

Glad to know I’m in your pile of tabs somewhere.

By: Chris Glass http://designnotes.info/?p=799&cpage=1#comment-2484 Thu, 16 Nov 2006 19:30:16 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=799#comment-2484 I used to use:
A list of bookmarks
A list of bookmarks opened in tabs.
Safari’s integrated RSS support
Newsfire offline RSS reader

Now I use:
Online RSS aggregation:
Which allows me to cast a wide net I can access on any terminal.

By: dinis c http://designnotes.info/?p=799&cpage=1#comment-2483 Thu, 16 Nov 2006 17:24:11 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=799#comment-2483 I used to read all my favorite blogs like that: had them all bookmarked and would open them in tabs. Recently I’ve started playing with RSS feeds: first with Netvibes and Bloglines, then Safari and now I’m a happy user of NewsFire.

I find it much, *much* (I can’t stress it enough) better: less time wasted, no need to open every blog to know if there’s something new. I think now I’m reading more blogs and news sites because I need to spend less time with each one.

(by the way Micahel, why did you use Grab for the screenshot?)

By: swissmiss http://designnotes.info/?p=799&cpage=1#comment-2482 Thu, 16 Nov 2006 15:35:30 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=799#comment-2482 thanks for posting this michael. opening all of them up in tabs is crazy! ha!