Playing around with Facebook's Instant Articles

Over lunch yestrerday, Lester introduced me to how quick and easy setting up the newly available Facebook Instant Articles was.

After playing around with it a little bit by first generating an IA compatible RSS feed using Jekyll, (Jekyll Feed Layout), I managed to get it ingested into the system.

But looks like there’s still quite a fair bit of caveats.

Custom CSS will not work. Which means, code highlighting syntaxes will not render.

You still have to conform your encoded content to their standards (ref: IA Design Guide).

IA Display

IA Display Details

Hopefully soon though!

Other than that, FB’s IA has been a treat to use over the past year. Love being able to quickly read content without having to load a browser view.

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