Skip Navigation

Layout of blog in Feed

Travel Forums System Talk Layout of blog in Feed

1. Posted by TLWH (Travel Guru 516 posts) 7y

Hi Guys,

I got a mail from someone reading my feed in Google reader. She said the layout was strange, text didn't flow around images so there were large white gaps. I checked it out and she was right. I also tried out yahoo reader and a few others and they all came back with the large gaps.

On the blog it's fine, and on my parse it's fine. But on readers it's coming across badly. I know I changed some CSS on the blog to put in photo captions, but looking back at past entries (via readers) even without those captions text didn't flow around the images leaving big gaps.

Any ideas why it's happening? Or how to fix?

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 7y

When it comes to feeds, we actually don't do any styling at all. This is entirely left up to the feed reader and that is kind of the standard way to handle feeds. Consider how hard it is already to ensure a design is consistent across the 3 or 4 prominent browsers around - then try to imagine making a design for a feed that won't break in the literally dozens of feed readers. This is one good reason to let the feed reader take care of the rendering. And considering most blog feeds won't have any styling, this also ensures that all the different feeds look consistent in the one reader.

For a properly designed view, people really need to come to your website where we have much more control over how things look.

3. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 7y

With the way your content is typed and laid out, the feed looks normal to me because of what Peter says above about non-styling RSS.

4. Posted by TLWH (Travel Guru 516 posts) 7y

Ah, okay I understand. I had a look at other TP feeds and its the same with large gaps around photos (no word wrap). Just thought it might have been something I did as I get other feeds from WP and so on and they look styled in various readers. Thought I might have broken something again

Thanks again