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RSS Feeds from the Renderosity Online Art Community
The Premiere Graphic Arts Community Provides Customizable RSS feeds for Digital Artists


Nashville, TN (PRWEB) September 5, 2006 - Renderosity, the leading community hub for digital artists, animators, photographers and writers now offers free, customizable RSS feeds for the Front Page News, Comics, and Renderosity Happenings.

"Our members have been requesting Renderosity RSS feeds for quite some time. They don't want to miss a thing that's going on in the community," said Nick Sorbin, Managing Editor of the Renderosity Front Page News. "Our Front Page News Team and the Comics Team are very excited that we now have the RSS feature. It gives members additional tools they can use to stay informed and involved."

Individuals that would like to know what's going on in this dynamic art community are encouraged to subscribe to the Front Page News feed. Read the latest product reviews, artist stories and interviews, insider information on television and film special effects. Artists can also catch thousands of dollars worth of prizes being sponsored in the cool Contests that take place throughout the year.

Anyone looking for a great laugh, from an amazingly creative group of cartoonists, can grab the weekly 'Rosity Comic Strip feed. Watch for our new "Create a Caption" Contest where you can quickly win a Renderosity Gift Certificate.

Stay connected with community activities and information by selecting the Renderosity Happenings feed.

Pick and choose from any of these RSS feeds, or just get them all! What ever you do, you'll want to know what's going on at Renderosity today.

Comics: http://www.renderosity.com/mod/p2p_rss/feed.php?id=42

Front Page News: http://www.renderosity.com/mod/p2p_rss/feed.php?id=28

Renderosity Happenings: http://www.renderosity.com/mod/p2p_rss/feed.php?id=24

The RSS feeds are just a part of a broader system upgrade. Renderosity is almost done upgrading and enhancing its entire website, section by section from the old .ez platform to a new .php platform. With more than 450,000 registered members, over 1 million images and 7 million comments posted, the conversion of the site, with minimal down time, has been like repairing a fully-loaded 747 while in flight.

The new Bondware 3.0 software platform provides the structure necessary to give digital artists a unique set of features and functionality specially designed with digital artists in mind.

Many digital art sites have come and gone over the years, but the Renderosity Art Community has stood the test of time. By listening to the community and working hard to meet the evolving needs of digital creators, Renderosity has established itself as a centralized hub for 2D and 3D graphic artists, animators, photographers and writers all over the world. Renderosity will continue its mission to serve to be a thriving, productive environment that encourages an atmosphere of community, respect, collaboration, and growth for artists of all levels and backgrounds.

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About Renderosity:
The Renderosity On-line Digital Art Community is the premiere online art community for digital artists, photographers and writers of all levels and genres, is home to almost half a million registered members. Renderosity is a thriving, productive environment that promotes an atmosphere of community, respect, collaboration, and growth for all members. We have been providing a wealth of free services and events to support and encourage creative minds to advance their skills since 1998. "Because the art matters!"

Company Information:
Renderosity is a division of Bondware, Inc., a company based in Nashville, Tennessee. Bondware, Inc. currently owns and operates several rapidly growing online communities, including Songramp.com. These community sites are built on the Bondware Websolutions software that the company licenses and hosts to the business community.

Renderosity Marketing
Phone: (866) 220-2949
marketing@renderosity.com

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Member Opinions:
By: drawbridgep on 9/5/06
I love RSS and I've been testing Rosity's for a month now and I think it's great. Although I still go into rosity, I normally go straight to the galleries now since I know all the current stories from the front page.

Top marks.

By: JenX on 9/5/06
Awesome! I've added it to my reader :D

By: SndCastie on 9/5/06
Ok say for the sake of someone who doesn't know how and where do you put this html feed is this supose to go on your homepage?

By: elizabyte on 9/6/06
I'd love to see RSS for the forums, as well.

By: Amaranth on 9/6/06
Thank you !!!

By: Jumpstartme2 on 9/6/06
Im with Sandy..where do we put this? And can we put more than 1 in the same place?

By: Indoda on 9/6/06
Great news - welcome to the 20th C

By: LillianH on 9/6/06
Hi elizabyte, I understand the request for forums and galleries. It might be kind of cool. However, the potential pull on bandwidth might make that prohibitive. We'll have to see how this goes first. Then we can have a look at possibly adding additional areas.

Hi Sandy and jumpstartme2, RSS feeds are generally used on people's desktops (with a free RSS desktop reader), browsers (for example FireFox has "Live Links" that read RSS feeds), and can also be set up on people's personal websites.

Here is a helpful link on what RSS feeds are, and how they can be used:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_(file_format)

Please let me know if you need additional assistance with these.

Thanks,
Lillian

By: SpunkyMaMa on 9/6/06
I definately think this added addition will greatly increase the traffic to renderosity and likewise the vendors but I am new to RSS and I only possess MYSPACE at MSN and have not figured out how to add this wonderful feature so gratsiously offered. I suppose this is a tech question but since it entails the use of this feature I have decided to post here in lieu of other venue in hope my issue can be answered more efficiently and quicker?
Sorry if this may annoy others and offer my apology in advance!

By: LillianH on 9/6/06
Hi SpunkyMama,

Great question!

After doing a bit of digging on MySpace, it appears that they do not allow Java script, nor the RSS feeds that could contain information about contests and other such commercial endevors.

Hmmm...well, there are lots of other free websites that might let you do that ;-)

If anyone knows of any other cool sites, or RSS posting ideas...please speak up.

Thanks,
Lillian

By: drawbridgep on 9/7/06
Here's a screen shot of my google home page. http://www.drawbridge.org.uk/stuff/rss.jpg

Since I had google as my home page anyway, it made sense to go this way. Google also has a TON of modules that you can plug in with local information. The main benefit for me is that I can see, on one page, recent information from a variety of sites and I can pick and choose which articles I want to read.

You'll see I also have a google news reader. This is an RSS reader that shows the latest stories from all the rss feeds you subscribe to. I really can't sing the praises enough and applaud Rosity for giving us this option.

By: LillianH on 9/7/06
Hi drawbridgep,

I want to personally thank you for your persistence, encouragement and help in making this a reality. You played a big part in the testing.

Thanks for sharing the helpful links.

Best wishes,
Lillian

By: MaskimXul on 9/9/06
Here is a very easy generator to put the feeds on a site:
http://feedroll.com/rssviewer/

By: SpunkyMaMa on 9/27/06
Thanks Lillian!

Now if only MySpaces had the common sense to realize that RSS feeds are the future then I would be a happy camper.
Grrrrr

By: SpunkyMaMa on 9/27/06
Help For Adding Renderosity RSS Feed
"Windows Live Spaces"

Go to your space
Click Customize
Add Feed Module
When the module pops up;
Hit Edit
Then Add Item
Paste Renderosity's RSS Feed
http://www.renderosity.com/mod/p2p_rss/feed.php?id=24
Choose either the whole feed by choosing the number of views, if you chose 5 this will pretty much show all available
Save
This will pop up with the whole feed viewable to the left of your page.
From there you can view the whole list and choose either all the feeds or one only.
This can be done by hitting the feed editing feature and once again
Choose how many views(1-10)
Save
Return to the main page of your page and have a look.
I chose 1 so my page has only "What's Happening"
When you have successly added the RSS Feed it will show up with what the content is about.
PS
The editing page will say "FEED" and ask for which kind I erased the word "FEED" and put RSS which did not work so I left the word "FEED" and typed PHP, this worked and since I am not a tech I left it as such, so it reads as FEED.PHP for the title. For those whom are more knowledgeable I am sure you can figure out this tidbit after you have added the content.
Hope it works for you!

By: LillianH on 9/27/06
Hi SpunkyMama,

Thank you so much for the mini-tutorial on adding the Renderosity RSS feeds to "Windows Live Spaces".

Very cool stuff. You ROCK! :-)

Thanks,
Lillian

By: Becco_UK on 10/6/06
Thank you. Works fine here with RSS Bandit. It would be nice to have forums added as soon as practical.

By: cornelp on 10/9/06
Very nice. Now I can add the feeds to my webpage. I hope to see feeds on Forums and perhaps Galleries too. Good job on this one, very good job.


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