[uf-discuss] microformats for normal people, like my mum
thom at ts0.com
Thu Jun 28 05:36:41 PDT 2007
Exactly! We need a brand and a website that introduces people to the
concept, tells them where to get the plugins or the right browsers and
possibly encourages them to put pressure on their web guys to implement
them, "Want x's on your site? Then use Microformats"
Alex Faaborg wrote:
> One reason to consider having both an implementation-level name and an
> interface-level name: Mozilla has had multiple inquiries from
> reporters in the mainstream media who wanted to cover microformats in
> stories about the future of the Web browser, but they then later
> backed out because they felt the term "microformats" would only appeal
> to developers, and not the average reader.
> Also, from a user interface design perspective, we really shouldn't
> expose implementation-level terminology to end users.
> On Jun 28, 2007, at 4:35 AM, Andy Mabbett wrote:
>> In message <41F0355F-62DE-43C6-BF03-86E3DAD30F87 at mozilla.com>, Alex
>> Faaborg <faaborg at mozilla.com> writes
>>> this description would finish the sentence "features of Firefox 3
>>> include support for offline Web applications, private browsing,
>>> blocking malware, and __[user facing way of saying microformat
>>> ...data detection?
>>> ...semantic browsing?
>>> ...data browsing?
>>> ...semantic data detection?
>>> ...semantic data browsing?
>>> ...semantic data navigating?
>> "data extraction"
>> Though it strikes me as odd that we expend efforts trying to raise
>> "brand awareness" for microformats, then start top discuss renaming
>> We should think long and hard about whether that's a good idea.
>> --Andy Mabbett
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