Surely you would have come across an Orange-colored icon sitting on one of the top most (or bottom most in some cases) corners of a website. Ever wondered what that could be? Well, it is known as an RSS feed. It is a utility, a live Feed as some would say, which is used for users to subscribe to the website, webpage or blog for updates as and when they occur. The icon is standardized to be orange color and is formatted using only XML.
The story of RSS formats began in 1999, but they took their first leap in the early 2000s. Since then, technology has revolutionized more than just a bit. A reflection of that can be seen on RSS feeds, even though they still continue to be orange color.
RSS icons may seem as trivial inclusion on a website, however, they are meant for doing big things. Having an RSS icon on your page is always useful for getting more user-traffic on your page. When visitors visit your page and they like what they see, the next thing they are likely to look out for is an RSS icon. By clicking that, the visitor subscribes your page. Consequently whenever your site gets an update, an instant email will be sent at the new and existing subscribers’ registered email address.
Well knowing the importance RSS icons have, designers have created several unique and stylish RSS icons you could use on your website or webpage. Take a look!