A while back I was looking for some interesting examples for our short tutorial. I came up with the idea of a simple feed viewer served by an OSGi feed service. But I didn’t want to do some example that gathers dust after a few months. So I started creating a real new feed viewer for Planet Eclipse in parallel.
But the new Planet Eclipse Feed Viewer doesn’t require an OSGi service. Well, that would have been a little bit over-engineered. Instead it reads the feed XML from the server and parses it and assembles the page in your local web browser. The webmasters will love it because it scales so easy.
I’ve created a few screenshots to summarize the new features.
- The overall page design has been optimized.
- The side bar has been restructured to allow a better presentation of events and to give the “Add Your Blog” section a better position.
- A multi-feed feature has been added to allow special event feeds and to prepare for multi-language content.
- A nice about dialog has been added.
- Dates can now be collapsed. By default, only the current date is expanded to make the page less cluttered.
Let me know what you think!