[microformats-discuss] welcome new subscribers!

Tantek Ç elik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Fri Oct 7 12:25:03 PDT 2005

On 10/7/05 11:31 AM, "Marnie Webb" <marniewebb at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I suspect that I'll be lurking.  I know little about Microformats
> except the two sentence description.
> My name is Marnie Webb.

Welcome Marnie!

> I work for a nonprofit that provides
> technology assistance to other nonprofits (http://www.techsoup.org).
> I'm interested in understanding how microformats can be used by
> nonprofits so that they can make themselves more available to their
> constituents and donors.  hCalendar seems like a natural -- make it
> easy to subscribe to the events a nonprofit may host.  But what else?

Great question.

I think this is a great example of how the microformats principles can be
applied not just to the development of microformats themselves but perhaps
to their use and application as well.

Thus the answer is: start simple.  Perhaps start with just adopting the
*most obvious* microformats for the purposes *you* think will be most
valuable/useful to your site.

I think you'll find that as you add support for some, you'll discover what
makes the most sense to add next.  And if you don't think of anything to add
next that's ok too.  Nothing wrong with adding support for a few
microformats, and then declaring victory until another need/opportunity
presents itself.



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