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Fayaz Ahmed
Fayaz Ahmed

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I made an extremely fast, fully static rss reader

So, I always wanted a rss reader, which had images for all the articles and I wanted it fast, hence came this idea, I have been using this for my personal use for a very long time now, finally making it open source.

https://feedful.vercel.app - do star on github if you find it good.

Note, this is still a work in progress.

How did I make it static?

  1. A github action scrapes data and commits the data every 4 hours
  2. Vercel deploys it whenever a new commit is pushed.

Feedful - light

Feedful - dark

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Nayden Gochev

not bad but I would love to have J / K navigation or to have a full view navigation like in theoldreader.com

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Fayaz Ahmed Author

Still heavily under progress, thanks for the feedback.

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Fayaz Ahmed Author

What does J/K navigation mean?

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Nayden Gochev

hey man everywhere in the internet you can navigate like that J is the next post K is previous you can try reddit.com or even facebook.com also most readers have it like the oldreader.com it is coming from vi/vim if I am not mistaken and is common way to navigate.

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Fayaz Ahmed Author • Edited on

Understood, I think I just never used the J / K option, but looks like a very good feature, will def add this in the future.

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Meat Boy • Edited on

Hi, project overall looks solid. Dark/light theme toggle is not working for me. I would prefer light theme (or sepia one, blue theme is IMO bad for eyes). Also, would be great to see features like ability to send article to ebook reader email. Once again, good for you - finishing projects is something you can be proud about :)))

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Fayaz Ahmed Author

Need to work on it, I do have an auto dark mode for now

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Dan V • Edited on

What I personally use for some time, though without an integrated reader, is spike.news as well as its older and non SSL secure version readspike.com. Basically, it's an aggregator for aggregators, or the meta-aggregator you always thought about.

It's been my daily front page of the internet for some time and it did that very well.

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Fayaz Ahmed Author

This spike.news is too intimidating 😅

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Simon Justesen

I love it, great work!

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Daniel Rodríguez Rivero

looks awesome. However, a mobile version is probably what I would use.
Thanks for sharing

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Fayaz Ahmed Author

Agreed, a lot of people asked for the same, even I would prefer the mobile version, I just didnt have the time to make it for phones, it was just an idea executed over the weekend.

Maybe I could work on it in the near futuer

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Lucian Tartea

Congratulations Fayaz, awesome work. It's so cool to have the skills to code your own tools

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Yaku

Hey this looks great good work?

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Gul

Awesome Project and Idea!
I was just making my mind to build an RSS Feeder for myself but you appear.

Feedback:
It looks good on desktop but make it responsive.

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KradasA4

Cool. Nice idea and execution.

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Paweł Kowalski

Great idea and usage of GHA :)

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Mateus Patricio

Oh, man, this looks awesome!

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Alex Ivanovs

Kind of reminds me of Brian Lovin's website (brianlovin.com/) - is there any connection?

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Fayaz Ahmed Author

I do love Brians website. But, no I have been usin RSS readers for years, hence I had an idea of what I wanted

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Levende

Looks graet bro 🚀