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CSS in a River of News, progress report

Friday, June 19, 2009 by Dave Winer.

I've done some more work on the CSS-in-Rivers project. Permalink to this paragraph

I'm sticking with the plan. I'm going to have a new tool that makes it really easy to configure the CSS in realtime, without having to change any code, so people can play with a real aggregator and hack up its appearance. Permalink to this paragraph

You can see the result in the public page, which is updated every 10 minutes. Permalink to this paragraph

http://scripting.com/misc/riverExample.html Permalink to this paragraph

I expect to release the tool before the end of the weekend, Murphy-willing.  Permalink to this paragraph

PS: Yes I know it's ugly! By design. To make you want to change it. A picture named sidesmiley.gif Permalink to this paragraph

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A picture named dave.jpgDave Winer, 54, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.

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