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quickSub - making RSS and Atom feed subscribing easier for your readers!


quickSub is a Javascript function that adds intelligence to the Jason Brome's RSS feed feed button on your web page. Just roll your mouse over the example above, and you'll be instantly greeted by one-click subscription links to the most popular aggregators.

quickSub was inspired by the great overLib library from Erik Bosrup, and by Morten Frederiksen's Syndication Subscription Service

Project Status:

May 30, 2005: Version 0.3.5 released
FeedDemon has been added (at long last!) Minor bugfix to solve issue on pages that have mulitple quickSub links - thanks to John Watson for the tip.

August 5, 2004: Version 0.3.4 released
My Yahoo! has been added. Stylesheet modified to ensure correct rendering on IE 5 for Mac.

January 31, 2004: Version 0.3.3 released
NewsGator Online Services, RSS Bandit and Python Desktop Server have been added. An 'Others...' link has been added for online services.

January 1, 2004: Version 0.3.2 released
A minor but notable update: NetNewsWire, as of version 1.0.7, is now supported by quickSub.

quickSub's distribution is now handled through the wonderful SourceForge. The download links below will take you directly to the appropriate page at Sourceforge.net.

If you're an aggregator writer and I haven't included your application, please send me an email with its name and subscription URL.

Current Version: 0.3.5 (May 30, 2005)


quickSub v0.3.5 [zip] [tar.gz]


How to use quickSub:

1. Paste the following CSS import in the head of your HTML page:

<style type="text/css">
    @import "quicksub.css";

2. Paste the following two lines at the top of your HTML page's body:

<div id="quickSub" style="position:absolute; visibility:hidden; z-index:1000;" onMouseOut="return timeqs();" onMouseMove="return delayqs();"></div>
<script language="JavaScript" src="quicksub.js"><!-- quickSub (c) Jason Brome --></script>

3. In the link to your feed, include a call to quickSub(this, url) in the onmouseover, and timeqs() in the onmouseout:

<a href="http://www.jasonbrome.com/blog/index.rdf" onmouseout="return timeqs();" onmouseover="return quicksub(this, 'http://www.jasonbrome.com/blog/index.rdf');">My feed</a>

4. Upload your updated HTML page, along with quicksub.css and quicksub.js - and, voila - easy subscribing for your readers!

If you want to customize quickSub's look and feel, just take a look at quicksub.css. For Netscape 4 browsers, the fonts and colors are defined near the top of the quicksub.js file.

Project Team:

Jason Brome (jason at methodize.org)

Contact Information:

Contact the project: quicksub@methodize.org


quickSub was inspired by the following great project:

Popups by overLIB!

RSS and Blogging Books

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