What's New?

Larson's Printing Weblog
News and commentary from Kurt and Karin Larson

Sunday, July 11, 2004

File transfer page
The new file transfer page is now up. It includes a description of the General Art Requirements and link to the upload form.

Contact Us form
You can now contact Kurt and Karin Larson via their email addresses, using the form on the Contact Us page.

We won't publish any email addresses on the site to prevent spambots from harvesting them. But the form is just as quick, if not quicker.

Saturday, July 10, 2004

Weblog digest/email newsletter
You can now subscribe to the Larson's Printing e-newsletter/weblog digest by using the box on the upper right corner of this home page.

One click gets you on the list. One click gets you off.

Friday, July 09, 2004

RSS: syndication and aggregation
We've now added RSS to this weblog. What's RSS?

It's a radio signal for a website, most commonly used for weblogs. More technically: "Rich Site Summary (RSS) is a lightweight XML format designed for sharing headlines and other Web content. Think of it as a distributable "What's New" for your site." See Intro to RSS for more info.

The Newspaper Association of America site has an informative article titled Syndication Made Simple. "Just as free e-mail newsletters enable publishers to directly reach readers and promote online and in-paper content, RSS "pushes" headlines and succinct, one-sentence article descriptions to those who subscribe to the no-cost feeds."

The other side of syndication is aggregation. Here's an article from Wired News that explains why aggregators are all the rage: Aggregators Attack Info Overload.

This icon is the cue that we're RSS capable. So train your aggregator to grab content from Larson's Printing syndicated weblog.

Thursday, July 08, 2004

Coming soon
We're in the middle of rebuilding the web site. Apologies for any glitches!

Watch for weblog posts from Kurt and Karin soon!

Griff Wigley
Wigley and Associates