I also found a web-based parser which I downloaded and installed on my web server. To my amazement, the newsfeed actually works - I just uploaded the parser straight out of the box plus some simple PHP on my page - but I would like to know more, and I'm not a programmer so it needs to begin fairly basic.
In particular, what are the main technical issues a webmaster should be concerned about when adding a feed to a normal page? The server-located parser I've used seems to be fine but there must be others - where would I find out? (I've spent some time researching but found much more advice on creating feeds than deploying them.)
Basically I'm saying I've got something to work (I think) but now I need to backtrack and make myself aware of how and why etc. Could anyone post or sticky me the signpost to the beginning of the road? A number of Google searches didn't get me much further.
In particular, what are the main technical issues a webmaster should be concerned about when adding a feed to a normal page?
One thing you should be doing is cacheing the feed so that you are only hitting the provider's server on a periodic basis. Hopefully the parser you found provides this functionality? The cache refresh rate will of course depend upon how often the feed is updated.