Blog post format challenge (was Re: [microformats-discuss] Weblog
entries and forum posts)
David Janes -- BlogMatrix
davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Sat Aug 13 13:10:42 PDT 2005
This will be the template every blog we produce by the end of next Friday.
I'll take my chances with the tables, at least until I have the cash
lying around to pay for another web designer.
Tantek Çelik wrote:
> 1. Make sure your blog validates.
> That's two things actually. First, start a blog yourself!
> There are at least two folks participating in this discussion thread who
> themselves do not have blogs!
> What are you thinking?
> Microformats are based on practical, first-hand experience. Theoreticians
> and academics need not apply.
> You've got until your next post on this thread to start a blog and post a
> few times before you get called on it.
> Second, make sure it validates. Of all the folks who *do* have blogs who
> are participating this thread (self excluded), only *one* of them is
> currently valid:
> Björn Seibert, I presume this is yours: http://www.bs-markup.de/
> Well done.
> The rest of you, who I'm not going to name, but you know who you are..
> Clean it up!
> 2. Once you've got a blog and it's valid, see if you can:
> * eliminate tables for presentation 
> * eliminate bed and breakfast markup 
> * eliminate anorexic anchors 
> * use non-presentational class names (don't worry about using microformat
> ready class names just yet) 
> 3. Once you've succeeded with that, *then* see about experimenting with your
> thoughts about a blog post microformat, using your blog, and send in a URL
> with an example.
> This community very much believes in "being real", and in contrast to
> self-proclaimed markup experts who can't even publish valid XML nor HTML
> themselves but who love to pitch the virtues of XML and and their personal
> XML-based standards (you know who they are), we're very much going to be
> living up to our own standards with our actions and publications, not just
> our talk.
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