Recently there have been many really good user interface ideas and suggestions for working with microformats. This page serves to collect and document them so that we may be inspired by and iterate on each others' works.
See Microformats Implementations, and document examples of good UI from there, here.
- Miffy inserts a green square into the document to represent the presence of microformat
- Some greasemonkey scripts use a separate iFrame for microformat content
- Other greasemonkey scripts insert an icon inline into the page
- Tails Export (Firefox extension) can display and export some microformats.
- Chris Messina: "What kind of solutions can we come up with that are single click only?"
From screenshot brainstorms to working plugins, there is a lot going on with browser integration of microformats support.
- The microformat Microformats Implementations page has some Greasemonkey scripts.
- http://greasemonkey.makedatamakesense.com/callto_tel/ by Scott Reynen
- Tails Export (Firefox extension) by Robert de Bruin.
- Jon Hicks has written a user stylesheet for Mac browsers that highlights hCard and hCalendar data.
Planning and Discussion
- The Camino Wiki has a page where future microformats support is being discussed and organized
Simpler Markup Languages
There are plenty of wiki-formats that attempt to make it easier for more people author semantic markup, often with textually decorative punctuation.
As these simpler markup languages are something that *users* are expected to type, they are user interface.
Markdown extension for hCalendar
See Markdown and the hCal microformat which proposes an extension to the Markdown text markup language to capture and represent hCalendar event semantics in a human editable form.