[uf-discuss] Announcing Oomph: A Microformats Toolkit
karstenj at windows.microsoft.com
Wed Oct 22 10:46:36 PDT 2008
Greetings - I'm excited to announce the release of Oomph: A Microformat Toolkit, which just went live at http://visitmix.com/lab/oomph. The Mix Online team here at Microsoft wanted to do something with Microformats and Oomph is the result.
Our main goal with Oomph is to make Microformats more accessible for users, developers and designers. Oomph is an amalgamation of applications: an Internet Explorer Add-in built in C++; a cross-browser HTML overlay built using JQuery that aggregates Microformats (hCard and hCalendar); a set of CSS styles for Microformats; and a Windows Live Writer plug-in written for inserting hCards. And, the entire project is up on Codeplex (http://codeplex.com/oomph), ready for community contribution and extensibility.
We have a video that demos the various components of Oomph, although it hasn't been posted to the Mix Online site yet. But you can check it out on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx2f2Z9MMQ8
I wanted to thank the various people who have responded to my questions on this alias. Now that we shipped, I look forward to continuing to work with folks moving forward and welcome your feedback. With all the code up on Codeplex, we have the opportunity to keep iterating on the code and we are seeking contributors to the project moving forward.
I also wanted to mention that, if any of you are at the Microsoft Professional Developers conference next week in LA, I'll be giving a talk on Oomph and Microformats, Wednesday October 29th. I'd love to meet up with folks while I'm there. And I'm hoping to make it to a Microformat meetup dinners one of these weeks in San Francisco.
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