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Styling an imported RSS feed

Posted on 2008-10-13
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So, someone has asked me to add RSS feeds to their site. Using

http://itde.vccs.edu/rss2js/build.php

Once I have the feed generated (code below) I need to stylize to make it look like the other headlines that are already on the site.

I get it close but can never make the headline and the one line of article text look different.

The site is www.horsemensguide.com. I have commented out the RSS code for right now.

CSS code is below the RSS feed code below.

Thanks
Ryan
<span class="rss">

<ul><li><script language="JavaScript" src="http://itde.vccs.edu/rss2js/feed2js.php?src=http%3A%2F%2Ffeedproxy.google.com%2FTheHorse%2FNews&chan=n&num=5&desc=50&date=n&targ=y" type="text/javascript"></script>
 

<noscript>

<a href="http://itde.vccs.edu/rss2js/feed2js.php?src=http%3A%2F%2Ffeedproxy.google.com%2FTheHorse%2FNews&chan=n&num=5&desc=50&date=n&targ=y&html=y">View RSS feed</a>

</noscript></li></ul>

</span>

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}
 

    .rss {

	list-style-type: none;
 

}

    .rss ul {

	list-style-type: none;

	padding-left: 5px;
 

}

    .rssitem {	font-family: Georgia, serif;

	font-size: 16px;

	color: #0c5791;

	padding-left: 10px;

}

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When you look at the contents of the feed at http://itde.vccs.edu/rss2js/feed2js.php?src=http%3A%2F%2Ffeedproxy.google.com%2FTheHorse%2FNews&chan=n&num=5&desc=50&date=n&targ=y, you'll see that the feed is formatted in a fashion that already provides structure and class names:

<div class='rss_box'>
  <ul class='rss_items'>
    <li class='rss_item'>
      <a class='rss_item'>headline/link</a>
      <br />Story start
    </li>
  </ul>
</div>

Therefore you can just override styles for these classes and objects and leave out the <span> and <ul> from your own page (see example).
<html>

<head>

<style>

 

    .rss_box {

        list-style-type: none;

 

}

	.rss_box ul {

		list-style-type: none;

	}

	

	.rss_box li {

		margin-bottom: 10px;

		font-size: 14px;

		font-family: helvetica;

		color: #000;

	}

	

    .rss_box a {

    	text-decoration: none;

        list-style-type: none;

 

}

    .rss_item {  font-family: Georgia, serif;

        font-size: 16px;

        color: #0c5791;

 

}

</style>

</head>

<body>

<script language="JavaScript" src="http://itde.vccs.edu/rss2js/feed2js.php?src=http%3A%2F%2Ffeedproxy.google.com%2FTheHorse%2FNews&chan=n&num=5&desc=50&date=n&targ=y" type="text/javascript"></script>

 

<noscript>

<a href="http://itde.vccs.edu/rss2js/feed2js.php?src=http%3A%2F%2Ffeedproxy.google.com%2FTheHorse%2FNews&chan=n&num=5&desc=50&date=n&targ=y&html=y">View RSS feed</a>

</noscript>

</body>

</html>

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