Briggs Chapter 1 – We are all web workers now

RSS? CSS?

This chapter is about knowing what you’re working with. The first step is seeing what else is out there and Briggs says RSS – Real Simple Syndication – is the best way to do this. Using readers such as Google Reader or FeedDemon you can subscribe to get all the latest updates from your favorite websites in one place. It’s a great tool for journalists too since you can categorize all the information coming in, making topics easy to follow.

Look for the RSS symbol on websites that you alreadyvisit to add them to a reader.

So what’s CSS?

CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. Along with html and XML, CSS is one of the common languages used to make what you are reading on the web look exactly the way it does.

“Even though it’s possible to lead a digital life without learning basic code skills, a journalist’s ability to execute ideas and be a better journalist will be limited”.

 



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