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For starters, I don't understand XML, which seems to be one of the main requirements.
Does anyone know of a "from scratch" tutorial I could access on the web? Or even a series of cookbook applications?
Because of my location, books are not a very good option.
I would like to help you :) since feeds are my passion for the last year :) but let me first tell you that you don't have to know any thing about XML in order to publish a couple of feeds, maybe reading about RSS will be more helpful in your case.
google RSS and the first three links will be more than enough to understand the major principles of publishing an RSS feed
You have another choice, instead of going through the process of making your own feed you can use a software to create your feeds and this will ease your mission, you can also use an online feed service to host your feed.
I'm sorry I'm not aware of any book about this topic so I won't be helpful in this.
All the best,
[edited by: bill at 1:57 am (utc) on Jan. 16, 2008]
[edit reason] see sticky mail [/edit]
You need some sort of dynamic way to pull the feeds into your pages. What method interests you?
The reason I don't like Smarty is because I tried to use it once on a site a coder built for me but I just couldn't understand it.
My pages are *.php and I'm on a Linux server.
Some sites will, but not all webmasters are that proactive. A search for RSS to HTML [google.com] brings up several sites that appear to work with just about any feed.