[uf-discuss] Microformats "Zen Garden" project?

Paul Shen contact at paulshen.name
Mon Jun 16 22:01:12 PDT 2008

Hey all,

I'm new to this community but I'd like to contribute to the advancements 
of a semantic web. Please don't bash on any of my noob mistakes :)

I was browsing the to do list and stumbled across the "microformat 
playground" idea (http://microformats.org/wiki/zen-garden). However, it 
seems the wiki page has been untouched for at least 8 months and the 
links on the bottom point to a broken page. I think such a site would 
benefit the spread of microformats. Please tell me if such a site 
already exists.

I've cooked up a quick site, temporarily available at 
It runs on CakePHP and is currently using Blueprint for basic typography 
and grid (temporary.. needs a real design). As of right now, people can 
register but both registered users and guests and submit xhtml and 
styles. Entries submitted have a flag and appear on the site only after 
the entry is approved by admins. All visitors can vote for entries (once 
per IP). There are more details but everything can be changed (maybe 
even redesign from scratch).

I'm wondering if anyone would be interested in working on such a 
project, perhaps as a revival of the proposal on the wiki. I'll gladly 
host and buy a domain if people are interested.



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