[microformats-discuss] Developer Adoption

Andy Hume andyhume at thedredge.org
Thu Jul 14 05:48:14 PDT 2005

On 14 Jul 2005, at 04:34, Bud Gibson wrote:

> On Jul 13, 2005, at 19:08, Andy Hume wrote:
>> I run a developer site called UsableType (http://usabletype.com),  
>> (which unfortunately, due to work has had a near 6 month hiatus -  
>> but still appears to have hundreds of feed subscribers) and I am  
>> currently writing a piece for it regarding microformats and more  
>> specifically the hcard format. It is very basic stuff - but the  
>> crux of it is showing how hcard can be useful *now* (mainly  
>> through X2V), and something of a 'call to action' encouraging  
>> designers/developers top spare the 10 minutes it would take to add  
>> their contact details to an hcard on their blogs/portfolio's home  
>> page.
> Andy:
> My cut is that there are a lot of developer issues lurking, and it  
> would help to get developers attempting to make actual applications  
> and contributing so that we can flesh those out as well as  
> potential solutions.  There is a microformats-dev list just for  
> them, although it is unfortunately now a little underpopulated.
> Bud

I'm more concerned with getting your 'average designer in the street'  
to start authoring contact details within an hcard as a matter of  
course. Teach them that the cost is negligible, the benefits are good  
today, and may be great tomorrow. Without an uptake of microformat  
authors they'll be no reason to implement applications or parsing  
machines. Correct?


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