[uf-discuss] µF Press / Starter Pack

Jon Tan microformats at gr0w.com
Tue Dec 6 04:51:52 PST 2005

Hi all. There's been a little discussion around a Press / Starter Pack for 

As Ryan King puts it, 'by covering the journalist use-case, we will also 
hopefully make µf's more accessible to all [non | less]-technical people'.

The aim is to provide an easier way for non/less technical people discover 
µf's more easily along the lines of the Technorati Press Kit [1]. It would 
be adjusted to meet a generic less-technical person use-case and 
supplemental to About µf's [2], wiki Introduction [3], wiki FAQ [4],  wiki 
press coverage [5] and presentations page [6].

The press / starter pack might include the following:

- µF's 'About' simplified introduction as to *what* µf's are, *why* they are 
being created / are useful and *how* they can be used (currently). Could 
also include a list of links to:

* Presentations
* 'history of µF's
* Graphics for use by authors / press + buttons [7]
* Historical Press on µF's'
* Links external blog posts around µF's for alternative explanations of µf's 
and sound-bites.
* µF's Discuss list access

- Basic FAQ along similar lines to the Technorati basic FAQ [8]. Could also 
contain a list of:

* Implementations / Examples in The Wild wiki sections
* Code examples and creators [9]
* External helper articles (like the wiki Introduction)
* Graphics / buttons

- Press contact [ as a hCard - X2V - vCard of course :) ]

I see a Starter Pack functioning as a simplified introduction and 
foundation. It might be an addition to either to the Introduction page or 
the Press page, or a wiki page on it's own. A call to action from the About 
page to enable journalists or anyone else to be eased in to µF's prior to 
diving in to the technical information might be useful.

As someone who is new to µF's and having just implemented my first µF as an 
interface designer rather than a developer, this would of been of great 
benefit to me when first trying to answer my own questions regarding µF's. 
Others who I've introduced to µF's have asked almost identical questions 
that this proposal tries to answer in a more accessible form.

All suggestions and comments will be much appreciated. Thanks,

Jon Tan
microformats at gr0w.com

[1] http://technorati.com/press/#kit
[2] http://microformats.org/about/
[3] http://microformats.org/wiki/introduction
[4] http://microformats.org/wiki/faq
[5] http://microformats.org/wiki/press
[6] http://microformats.org/wiki/presentations
[7] http://microformats.org/wiki/buttons
[8] http://technorati.com/help/faq.html
[9] http://microformats.org/code/ 

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