Microformats

The readings on microformats for this week were good, but I think the NY Times blog was the most helpful for me. It wasn’t really until I installed the Operator Firefox plugin per the author’s recommendation and started playing around with checking different microformats on different web pages that I got a clearer understanding of what these were all about. I encourage all web developing newcomers like me to check it out. Also, the SEJ blog post on hCard format tools was helpful as well. I’m a little reluctant to create my own hCard with my personal email, phone number, etc. included in it, but I can see how the microformat can be a handy resource – especially for folks looking to grow their personal learning networks!

Links:

http://open.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/12/05/the-magical-minimalism-of-microformats/?_r=1

http://www.searchenginejournal.com/tools-to-use-and-learn-hcard-format-learning-microformats/15875/

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/operator/

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