I’m using planet to aggregate news headlines from various sites I think may be of interest to the OneTwenty crowd (and like-minded individuals). I use Liferea for my personal feed reading needs, but other OneTwenty members prefer to keep on top of news using their web browsers.
I quickly put something up just to see if it gets used. If so, I might work on it a bit more in future (adding categories and probably using AJAX to make the page update without requiring a manual refresh). Maybe even a login so that people can add your own feeds. No point getting ahead of myself here though!
Check it out here:
It’s fairly different to a standard planet website. I didn’t want to crowd the webpage with story details, so I went with a newspaper style 3 column layout. Rather than messing around with tables, I decided to use the CSS3 Columns extension which only seems to be supported by browsers using the Gecko rendering engine (eg. Mozilla, Firefox, and Epiphany amoung others).
Under other browsers, it all appears in a single column. You can see screenshots of the sites as viewed under other browser (Internet Explorer, Konqueror, Opera, and Safari) on browsershots.org (a very handy service!).
Please let me know if you find the new reader useful. Also feel free to suggest feeds (to be added or removed).