Maybe I should have read the articles first
I see their examples are using css now that I am reading them, but the second article has also information about using xsl. It gives even more possiblilites but css is fine for now if that is easier for you.
The benefit of using xsl would be that additional html markup and text can be added. I was imagining actually putting text in there that descripbes what rss is all about with maybe some links to relevant pages. To me the idea is making it understandable for someone who doesn't know about rss when they click the rss link.
I picture putting something like"
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication and allows others to subscribe to your content or include it in their web sites. The following links provide more information about RSS
maybe a few links to free RSS readers
pretty rss data goes here