Caterpillar News

June 19, 2004

Feed Icons for Caterpillar

I had a brainstorm last night. A solution to the problem of feed icons. favicons! This will be available in the next release of Caterpillar (2.5). I"m amazed at how useful they are. I thought it'd be a nice thing to have but it makes picking the items you want to read that much easier.


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For the geekily curious the problem was that while you can specify an icon in an RSS feed the icons people use are generally huge and of such variad sizes that automatically resizing them to something useful that still looked good and was readable just wasn't realistic. But then I thought of favicons. Lots of sites have them and they're perfectly sized and made to be viewed at a ridiculously small size.


Posted by masukomi at June 19, 2004 01:37 PM | TrackBack

 

 
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