RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. It is a way for webmasters to provide updates of their site's content to thousands of people automatically and for web users to automatically get the most recent updates to a website. With RSS, it's easy to share and view website content.
RSS is great because it allows the webmaster and web user to get creative in terms of content. Far beyond just the most recent pages added or changes made to existing pages, you can also use RSS to get a site's most recent forum posts, most recent blog posts, most recent uploaded videos, most recent items at an online auction, and much more. RSS is especially useful for sites that update frequently such as video sites, blogs, forums, auction sites, and informational sites.
RSS was designed to speed up the process of getting a website's updates, and that is something it definitely does! It's a win-win situation for both web users and webmasters.
The tutorials in this section included information on a variety of RSS topics including RSS structure, RSS tags, validating RSS feeds, publishing & reading RSS, RSS tools, and more.
Visit our RSS reference section for RSS reference material.
Test your knowledge of RSS with the RSS quiz.
Good question! For each section on this website, the next thing we suggest to learn follows a progression from that section. For example, in the XHTML tutorials we suggest the next thing to learn is CSS. But what follows after RSS? It's hard to quantify RSS like that since it is a special technology.
So then, you know what? it's a free for all! Learn whatever you want next.
Here are some suggestions based on what you may already know:
- Server scripting - Learn about adding dynamic content and functionality to websites using server-side scripting with our PHP tutorials and ASP tutorials
- Web development jobs - Learn about the web development industry and how you can be a part of it with our Web development jobs section