Microformat


Microformatting is a set of simple, open data formats built upon existing and widely adopted standards.


Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Prefilling forms with Microformats and YQL

Category: Microformat, Yahoo!

Ever since YQL started supporting microformats scanning (the outcome of having a coffee with the team last time I visited the main office) I tried to find good examples of how you can use this. Microformats rock, we all know that but so far I am still waiting for the killer application or implementation for Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 1:24 am
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3.3 rating from 17 votes

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Getting Semantic With Microformats Series by Emily Lewis

Category: Microformat

One of the best aspects of living in the Bay Area is bumping into all sorts of interesting computer folks. Today I’m working from a coffee shop and bumped into Tantek Çelik, CSS and Microformats man. He pointed me to a fabulous blog series introducing Microformats and all the major formats for a more lay-person Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 7:00 am
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3.9 rating from 12 votes

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

Sitepoint releases HTML reference as a beta

Category: Announcements, Browsers, Microformat

While this is not strictly Ajax or JavaScript related, it is noteworthy to point out that Sitepoint just released a HTML reference that is quite handy to have around if you wonder if what you are building is really HTML or just tagsoup. Good HTML references are really hard to come by, either they are Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 4:33 pm
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3.6 rating from 26 votes

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Unobtrusively Mapping Microformats with jQuery

Category: Articles, jQuery, Mapping, Microformat

Simon Willison just doesn’t stop. This time he has added a way that details the technique of unobtrusively mapping microformats with jQuery. Simon puts together jQuery, microformats, and the Google Maps API to grok hCard and show maps of any hCard data that is found, ending up with: javascript < view plain text > jQuery(function() Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:01 am
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3.6 rating from 32 votes

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

Microformats

Category: Microformat, Presentation, The Ajax Experience

Kevin Lawver (or is it here?) discussed Microformats this morning at The Ajax Experience. Microformats define ways to make your markup more descriptive, allowing a reader (be it machine or human) to very easily grok the just what you’re getting at. Basically, you know what you’re doing: why don’t you just tell us instead of Read the rest…

Posted by Jim Halberg at 10:35 am
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3.4 rating from 30 votes