Rather than just gripe about the new city website, I figure I should fix something. So I’ve created a city news RSS feed. It’s headline-only, unfortunately, because I’m too lazy to write the code that will fetch the content of each of their articles, but it’s a start. Add it to your feed reader and keep up with the city’s latest news.
Still not using a feed reader? See my handy guide to get set up.
6 thoughts on “City News RSS Feed”
So easy to do (apparently) and so easily neglected by the web designers. Shame they didn’t implement this themselves. Thanks for the feed, Waldo.
Terrific job, Waldo. Thanks for doing this.
Uh, didn’t some certain somebodies from California get paid $70k? Why is Waldo doing the heavy lifting here?
The same reason Waldo didn’t get the $70k—Waldo’s dumb like that. :)
Waldo, you or any of another of the talented web developers here in town could have done the new cville site. I know we have expressed our outrage before, but it just seems really, really silly for the city to contract this sort of thing “out of house.” I think if you asked most web users around town, they would probably be willing to pay for a B-grade website by a local developer than an A-grade website from someone outside of the community.
And here, when all is said and done, we got a C+ grade site and paid out the nose to someone in CA. At least if a group in town did the site, they would be more likely to see feedback like this on cvillenews, AND have their client-base adversely affected if the site was not well received.
That’s a really insightful point. That particular feedback mechanism had never crossed my mind.
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