What Are the Subscribe Buttons?

The buttons on the left side of the website just below the navigation menu are buttons that let you subscribe to the content of this website in different ways. This process is called "RSS"

"RSS" means "Really Simple Syndication". That's just a fancy way of saying that you can keep up with all the updates to www.urban-photography-art.com without having to check the site every week to see "what's new." New pages and updates to old ones are released through RSS.

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You will be able to click on any orange RSS button (like the example on the right) to get the latest Web pages from www.urban-photography-art.com. You can use them anywhere else on the Web (they're everywhere nowadays) to get newsfeeds from CNN or BBC, or just about anything else, including news on upcoming movies and DVD releases, your favorite musician's tour updates, etc.

Once you get started, it's like having your favorite parts of the Web come to you. No need to go out and check for updates all the time. No need for bookmarks!

To use RSS you have a choice of whether to install a program on your PC (or Mac) or use one of several web based RSS readers.

PC (or Mac) Based RSS Readers.

If you like to be in control and don't want yet another account and password to maintain then you can download a free RSS Reader that runs on your PC or Mac.

This is special software that reads the RSS feeds...

For Windows -- RssReader
http://www.rssreader.com/

For Mac -- NetNewsWire
http://www.newsgator.com/Individuals/NetNewsWire/

Once you're set up, here's all you have to do...

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Right-click (control-click for Mac users) on the orange RSS button on any page of this site, or any blog or news source that interests you. Select "Copy Shortcut" or "Copy Link Location" ("Copy Link to Clipboard" on a Mac), and paste that URL into your RSS Reader.

That's it! You'll be subscribed.

Web Based RSS Readers.

If you want the flexibility of being able to see your RSS feeds from any computer you use then you can use a Web-based RSS reader, like My Yahoo!, My MSN, or iGoogle/Google Reader. Look for any of these buttons on this site (on left side of the page under the navigation menu).

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  • Add to Google
  • Add to My Yahoo!
  • Add to My MSN
  • Add to Newsgator
  • Subscribe with Bloglines
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Click on that button to add the RSS feed to that web-based reader. in order to use these web-based readers you will need an account with the reader website. If you don't yet have an account, you can set up one after clicking on the button.