Making RSS feeds less confusing to regular people

A regular user, with no familiarity with RSS, clicks on an an RSS or XML icon on a website: depending on their browser, they’ll see something that more or less looks like XML, which they will find confusing. Since we added RSS feeds to Almanac.com, we’ve received some feedback that confirms this confusion.

Using a style sheet to style the RSS feed helps to mitigate this. I’ve set this up for the RSS feeds here, like this one.

Thanks to Adal Chiriliuc for the pointers to the right places. Proof again that the Romanians are ahead of the pack.

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