Month: April 2007

Microformats: the book

It’s certainly old news by now, (since when are we on the cutting edge here?) but there’s a book out dedicated entirely to microformats.

Microformats: Empowering Your Markup for Web 2.0

Written by John Allsopp and published by Friends of Ed, Microformats: Empowring Your Markup for Web 2.0 covers everything you need to know about microformats, from how they’re built (the process) to how to publish and parse them. Include are two case studies, one about corkd, another about Yahoo.

I haven’t read the entire book yet, but still I’d recomend it to anyone interested in microformats. John’s a great writer, and he built a great supporting cast for this book– it was tech edited by Brian Suda and includes contributions from Dan Cederholm and Nate Koetchly, among others.

Even if you feel you wouldn’t learn anything from the book, at the very least you can show it to your manager and say “look, it must be important, they’re writing books about it!”.

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Microformats at the Web 2.0 Expo

The Web 2.0 Expo is taking place at Moscone West on 747 Howard Street in San Francisco, California from April 15th to 18th. Microformats will be well represented.

John Allsopp, author of the newly published Microformats book from Friends of ED, is scheduled to speak on Tuesday. John’s presentation is called Microformats, Much More Than Just Promise. The time is currently set for half past one. John will be looking at current implentations of microformats as well as asking what applications remain unexplored..

There’s also a presentation called The Beauty in Standards and Accessibility on Tuesday at 3:45… I’m sure microformats will get slipped in there at some stage.

The schedule for the conference seems to be still in flux so keep your eyes and calendar apps tuned to the microformats events calendar.

Piggybacking on the conference, there’ll be a microformats dinner early on Wednesday evening. A location hasn’t been finalised yet but there are some suggestions on the event’s wiki page. If you’re in town, please come along.