Capture a dynamic RSS feed in style

Let's face it, keeping a website's content fresh and up to date can become a world of pain. Your client might want a website to have daily content that is both interesting and entertaining but, in reality, they will only have time to update it two or three times a week.

An easy way around this is to hook up an RSS feed into the Flash site. RSS ('really simple syndication' or 'rich site summary' - depending on what you believe) takes the form of dynamically updated feeds, which are available on thousands of websites. From news to sports to podcasts via special-interest subjects, you'll find something that fits the site.

What's really smart about using RSS is that you can use a Flash RSS component to easily bring in a feed and style it like the rest of the content. Who knows, the visitors may be fooled into thinking the client wrote the content€¦

There are many commercial Flash RSS components available that will keep sites up and running without the need for learning laborious code. We'll be using Flashloaded's rssReader, which we'll use with the Computer Arts RSS feed.

Click here to download the support files (4.7MB)

Click here to download the tutorial for free

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