Oomphing!

Today’s lesson…
Microformats are “Designed for humans first and machines second, they are a set of simple, open data formats built upon existing and widely adopted standards. Instead of throwing away what works today, microformats intend to solve simpler problems first by adapting to current behaviors and usage patterns”
Microformats follow few basic principles
  • Solve a specific problem
  • Start as simple as possible
  • Design for humans first, machines second
  • Reuse building blocks from widely adopted standards
  • Modularity / embeddability
  • Enable and encourage decentralized development, content, services
Reduce, Reuse & Recycle!
 oomph
Oomph – The new playground for Microformats . Oomph is a Microformats toolkit for web designers, developers and users. Its is an amalgamation of applications: an Internet Explorer Add-in built in C++ that finds Microformats on a page; a cross-browser HTML overlay built using JQuery that aggregates Microformats; a set of beautiful CSS styles for Microformats; and a Windows Live Writer plug-in written in WinForms for inserting hCards.
Oomph can be downloaded from Codeplex . So, ready to Oomph?

 

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