Earlier this month I posted a new version of FeedDemon’s “Expando” newspaper style to the FeedDemon Tips blog, and I’ve further refined this style to the point that it’s ready to share here. My plan is to replace the existing Expando style with this one in version 1.5.1, which is slated for the end of May.
Here’s a cropped screenshot of the new Expando style in action:
If you’d like to try it out, download the ZIP file below then extract it into the
\Styles subfolder of your FeedDemon cache. This ZIP contains the new Expando style and its images, along with a copy of the old Expando style named “ExpandoClassic” just in case you want to revert back to the old version. If you’re not sure where FeedDemon’s cache is, you can locate it in FeedDemon by selecting File > Manage Cache > Explore Cache Folder.
Important: Make sure your unzip tool uses folder names when unzipping or else the images used by this style won’t be extracted to the correct location. If you see broken links rather than images when viewing this style, navigate to the
\Styles folder again, then select any GIFs you find in that folder and move them to the
I’m curious to hear what other FeedDemon users think about the new Expando. I use it as my primary style, and being a tabbed-browser fan, I especially like the icon which opens links in a new tab within FeedDemon. Let me know what you think!