About RSS feed integration

Discussion in 'Coding Help' started by satimis, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. satimis

    satimis New Member

    Hi ghost,


    Advice noted. Thanks


    satimis
     
  2. satimis

    satimis New Member

    Hi ghost,


    Could you please shed me some light on;


    1)
    RSS_1col

    I need to increase the blank space between each RSS feed website, not looking as one being stacked on another.


    2)
    RSS_2col

    The RSS feed news are running in 2 columns. The news urls on left colums are too close to the news urls on the right column. I need to keep them a little bid apart.


    I have been trying a whole day. CSS can't help me out. TIA


    B.R.
    satimis
     
  3. ghost

    ghost New Member

    The generated news is displayed in a table so you could play around with that
    example on this line
    echo '<table class="rss_section" cellpadding="5" border="0">
    could add cellspacing="5" then increase them to 10
    echo '<table class="rss_section" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="10" border="0">
    You are limited on that as it will increase all round .
    or you could stick in an other cell , space it , or plant something in it

    Code:
    echo '<table class="rss_section" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="5" border="0"><tr><td width="40%" valign="top">';
    foreach ($rss_left as $url) ShowOneRSS($url);
    echo '</td>
    
    <td width="20%" valign="top">&nbsp;</td>
    
    <td width="40%" valign="top">';
    foreach ($rss_right as $url) ShowOneRSS($url);
    echo '</td></tr></table>';
    ?>
    Mick
     
  4. satimis

    satimis New Member

    Hi Mick,


    I tried both versions on rss_1col only, but failed

    Version_1
    Code:
    echo '<table class="rss_section" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="10" border="0"><tr><td width="50%" valign="top">'; 
    foreach ($rss_left as $url) ShowOneRSS($url);
    echo '</td></tr></table>';
    
    No difference after changing. The separating space remains the same.


    Version_2
    Code:
    echo '<table class="rss_section" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="5" border="0"><tr><td width="40%" valign="top">';
    foreach ($rss_left as $url) ShowOneRSS($url);
    echo '</td>
    
    <td width="20%" valign="top">&nbsp;</td>
    
    <td width="40%" valign="top">';
    foreach ($rss_right as $url) ShowOneRSS($url);
    echo '</td></tr></table>';
    
    On the marquee container all URLs were pushed to the left. Following warning took up the right
    Code:
    Warning
    Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /var/www/index.php on line 118.
    
    line 118
    Code:
    foreach ($rss_right as $url) ShowOneRSS($url);
    

    After trying 2 days, it comes to my notice that the website takes prolonged time to refresh. Also takes prolonged time to start. I'm testing it on the server via domain.com. I don't know why? After clicking domain.com on browser (firefox) it just hangs there for a while before popup the webpage. Would it be connecting all news URLs taking some times?


    B.R.
    satimis
     
  5. ghost

    ghost New Member

    a cell padding and spacing of 10 wont give you much try 25
    also look at styling the ul

    I think the error is caused by one of the feeds could be down or gone.
    I know these two are OK
    RTÉ Sport - GAA News
    Independent.ie - Hurling RSS Feed
    try replacing the others with feeds you know are reliable.

    Multiple feeds on a page will slow it down
     
  6. satimis

    satimis New Member

    No effect, space remains the same. Increasing both padding and spacing to 50 the width of each URL is reduced leaving large space on both sides but the space between RSS feed sites is still the same. It seems increasing spacing having no effect.


    No style of ul defined;
    Code:
    echo "<ul>\n"; 
    foreach ($rs['items'] as $item) { 
    echo '<li><a href="'.$item['link'].'" title="'.$item['description'].'">'.$item['title'].'</a></li>'; 
    } 
    if ($rs['items_count'] <= 0) { echo "<li>Sorry, no items found in the RSS file :-(</li>"; } 
    echo "</ul>\n";
    
    http://www.freshfolder.com/rss.php

    got problem, removing it the problem gone.


    Thanks


    B.R.
    satimis
     
  7. ghost

    ghost New Member

    listamatic for lists

    echo '<table class="rss_section"
    originaly I had the table styled with
    .rss_section so you could create a style and include
    .rss_section ul
    .rss_section li
    check this site for tutorials on lists
    Listamatic: Seth's horizontal list
     

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