RSS for The Casket

Really Simple Syndication allows you to have the latest from The Casket of Fictional Delights delivered directly to you as soon as I’ve added it to the website. Once you have chosen how you will receive your feed (see instructions below), subscribe by clicking an orange RSS button – you can choose to receive just Stories (The Casket Stories) or all posts (The Complete Casket).

How do I get started?

What’s a feed?

RSS feeds are just a special kind of web page designed to be read by computers rather than people. It might help to think of them as the free internet version of the old-fashioned ticker-tape news wire machines.

Choose a news reader

In general, the first thing you need is something called a news reader. This is a piece of software that checks RSS feeds and lets you read any new articles that have been added to them. There are many different versions, some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which are downloadable applications. Browser-based news readers let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer, whereas downloadable applications let you store them on your main computer, in the same way that you either download your email using Outlook, or keep it on a web-based service like Hotmail.

Click to subscribe

If you click on one of the orange RSS Feed buttons you can subscribe in various ways, including by dragging the URL of the RSS feed into your news reader or by cutting and pasting the same URL into a new feed in your news reader.

Automatic browser RSS

Some browsers, including Firefox, Opera and Safari, automatically check for RSS feeds for you when you visit a website and display an icon when they find one. This can make subscribing to RSS feeds much easier. For more details on these please check their websites.