In this column, I’m following up Robert Hoekman’s Designing the Obvious Clinic on RSS. In his column, Robert does something a little different than usual by measuring an entire technology against a few of the principles that are covered in his latest book, Designing the Obvious: A Common Sense Approach to Web Application Design.
Robert always seems to keep me on my toes when it comes to following up his columns and this week was no exception. The good news is that there is a great solution to the design dilemmas that are faced when adding a subscription process to your web site or blog. In this column, I take his discoveries and provide a solution to the non-intuitive process of subscribing to RSS feeds.