Attending An Event Apart

Thanks to my awesome employer – ProBuild, I’ll be attending the web standards and best practices conference – An Event Apart, in San Francisco next week. Many of the speakers are pillars in the web standards and development community – Dan Cederholm, Eric Meyer, Tantek Celik, and Jeffrey Zeldman, and I look forward to meeting ...

Using Microformats to simplify registration forms

GetSatisfaction.com is a community website that encourages conversation between consumers and companies. Their registration form is a clever, real-world example of how microformats can make life easier on the web. If you’ve already registered with flickr.com, technorati.com, twitter.com, or any of several other sites, you can enter your id for that website off to the ...

Firefox 3 is here – where’s the microformats? 4

With the final version of Firefox 3 due out next week, you might be wondering… what happened to the promise of built-in Microformats support? Unfortunately, there was never a consensus on how they should be exposed in the UI, so they didn’t get added. Not a total loss though, as they did add a microformats ...

Coding quick reference guides

Web developers need to have a tons of languages and syntaxes in their short term memories – HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, MySQL, Microformats, Regular Expressions – its a lot to know and remember. When I studied for big exams in college, my favorite technique was to create an all encompassing one-page sheet with everything I ...

What are Microformats? 4

A Microformat is a bit of syntactic HTML and CSS for the purpose of making data on your webpage readable by both humans and machines. There are currently four popular and well-defined microformats: hCalendar – a description of time based events hCard – business card style information about a person hReview – used to represent ...

Tutorial: Using hCalendar Microformats 8

Okay, hopefully you now have a general understanding of what Microformats are. (Hint: If you don’t follow that last link) Now, what can you do with them? I’m going to walk thru a real-world example, and we’ll discuss the tools you’ll need to do so. In this tutorial/example, you are a Denver Nuggets NBA fan, ...

Microformat cheat sheets for web developers 1

If you are just getting started with working with microformats on your website, below are links to two highly recommended “cheat sheets” that have been put together. Both are available in an incredibly handy one-page PDF, suitable for printing and hanging up near your work area. Microformats Cheat Sheet from Brian Suda, creator of many ...

Creating microformat hCalendar events with PHP 8

I’ve run an NBA fansite called NuggetsHoops.com since 1995. With equal passions for the Denver Nuggets and web design, I’ve poured a lot of time and effort into the website. Every month, there are more and more “blogs” dedicated to the Denver Nuggets, as their popularity has grown over the past few seasons with the ...

Firefox 3 = native Microformats support? 1

Thanks to the public discussion of the next major release of Firefox, currently planned for 3rd or 4th quarter of 2007, it looks like Microformats will take a major leap forward. An article at the Microformatique blog has a nice summary of the planned features. Microformats are an attempt to allow applications to talk to ...

Amped about Web Standards – the Mission

Amped about Web Standards? Me too! However, it is more likely that you are reading this blog because you have heard about or just formed a relatively new interest in web standards and would like to learn more. My mission will be to share with you why I’m so amped about web standards and share ...
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