So you wanna use microformats?
Microformats are designed to be similar to current markup styles. This means that it is quite possible that you won't have to do much work to produce microformats on your site. Many common kinds of content can be marked up in microformats. Chances are, you already have some of them on your site. Start with the obvious ones. For example...
- Do you have events information on your site? Then mark those events up with hCalendar 1.0.
- Start with the hCalendar creator.
- Do you have people, organizations, or contact information? Then mark those up with hCard 1.0.
- Do you have an explicit copyright license on your content? Then markup the link to your license with rel="license".
- Do you publish social network / relationship info? Then mark that up with XFN.
- Are you tagging things? Then use rel="tag" (for your own stuff) or xFolk RC1 (for tagging any URL).
- Are you publishing lists or outlines? Then use XOXO 1.0: Extensible Open XHTML Outlines.
- Do you publish reviews? Then use hReview 0.4 (in progress).
- Start with the hReview creator.
- Do you publish press releases? Then use hAtom.
And here's a few more tips:
- Try to produce clean, semantic xhtml. Often this will get you very close to microformats on its own.