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    Extending SimplePie to Parse Unique RSS Feeds200x200
    A few days ago, as I prepared our Create a Slick Flickr Gallery with SimplePie tutorial, it occurred to me that we haven't posted many articles that covered SimplePie. Considering how fantastic a library it is, I think it's time to take a closer look. We'll be looking at a more advanced feature that allows you to extend the built-in item class to allow for the parsing of complicated RSS feeds. Read More…
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    Building a Better Blogroll: Dynamic Fun with SimplePie and jQuery200x200
    A traditional blogroll is a simple list of other sites, often in the sidebar, that are related, owned by, or otherwise friendly to the home site. Blogrolls are a great idea and on-point with the spirit of blogging, but how is a casual reader to know if any of these sites are truly of interest? Let's improve upon the concept of a blogroll by not just listing sites, but dynamically pulling recent headlines from them, and using some fun jQuery animation.Read More…
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