How do I use the RSS feed to receive your publications?

Below are instructions for implementing RSS feeds in three top Windows browsers. (Sorry, we have no experience with Mac or handheld devices.)

Browser: Firefox (recommended)

RSS comes built into the Firefox browser, with a convenient menu placed on your toolbar, and its implementation is the smoothest, when compared to Internet Explorer and Google Chrome, although to actually read the document it takes you to the respective page at our web site. (Download free Firefox)

  1. Click on the RSS icon at the bottom of our front page.
  2. This displays a preview of the issues currently on our front page along with a subscription dialogue at the top. Accept "Live Bookmarks" (should be the default) as your preferred reader, then click on the "Subscribe Now" button.
  3. A second dialogue is displayed giving you options for placing the reader link (the default option is best) on your Bookmarks Toolbar. Click "Subscribe".
  4. This will place a bookmark where you chose to assign it. (You may now close or disregard the page being displayed.) Click on this bookmark to display a menu of the Reflections issues currently on our front page. Click on the top one to read the latest at our web site.
  5. Each week this list will be updated with the latest issue.

Browser: Windows Internet Explorer (2nd best)

  1. With our web site open in IE, click on the RSS icon at the bottom of the page.
  2. Click on "Subscribe to this Feed".
  3. In the displayed dialogue, you can tell IE where you wish to save the RSS link. Click the "Subscribe" button to confirm.
  4. Click on "View My Feeds".

Once you have placed the RSS link on your Toolbar, it works much like the built-in one in Firefox. Clicking on one of the issues displayed on the menu takes you to our web site and the full issue.

Browser: Google Chrome

Google Chrome is also a free download. Once the dust settles, its implementation of RSS is quite nice, using a dedicated Reader—which means you will not be taken to the web site to read the document—but the first reason we place this browser third is that the RSS implementation is not built into the browser—and (a big "and") you must subscribe/register with Google with your e-mail address to use it.

If you do not already have an RSS extension installed in Google Chrome...

  1. Click on the "Customize and Control" icon in the upper right (looks like a wrench).
  2. Click on Tools / Extensions.
  3. Click on the "Get More Extensions" button.
  4. In the "Search the Store" dialogue (upper left), type "RSS" and press Enter.
  5. The first item should be RSS Subscription Extension (by Google). Click on the "Add to Chrome" button to install the extension. (You are free, of course, to try any of the other RSS readers, but this is the one we tried and it is by Google.)
  6. Once it is installed, the orange RSS icon should be displayed in the address bar when our front page is open. Click on it.
  7. Click on the "Subscribe Now" button.
  8. If you are not already logged into Google, you will be prompted to log in or create a new account.
  9. Once you have successfully subscribed to our page, we recommend that you bookmark the Chrome Reader for easy return (because it is not built into the Chrome browser).

After installation, the first difference between Chrome and the other browsers is that Chrome puts the list inside the Reader, so it is a little less handy. Second, the Chrome Reader does a poor job of formatting the Reflections issues, displayed it in essentially plain text. There is a tiny blue arrow under the issue title that will take you to the actual issue at the web site. Therefore we consider the Chrome Reader to be the least of these three options.