Re: [syndication] Making feed subscribing easier...
> Focus on the user experience. DHTML and layers just doesn't work forThe user experience is absolutely key. Ultimately something like quickSub
> production code. For example the dialog kept moving as I was moving the
> mouse. The fonts were too small... and other little problems.
should not be required - the user should have a seamless subscribing
experience, not matter what aggregator they're using. However, in the short
term, the visual metaphor can be tuned (the joys of open source - take the
code, make it prettier, contribute it back to the community etc).
> This isn't your fault. It is 2003 and we should have better standard... and we should remove the need for this type of selection to be visually
> web controls.
rendered and executed. If I want to listen to a mp3 file, I click on the
link, my default selected media player fires up, and the audio starts to
play. I want the same level of experience with my aggregator - click the
subscribe button on the blog page, I'm subscribed. Also, being a aggregator
developer, like yourself, I'm very much interested in the development of a
standardized subscription model that can be implemented across all
aggregators, and supported by the common browser applications.