Introduction to Microformats

Webuquerque in October ‘09

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Microformats are simple, open design patterns based on existing standards — HTML — that are used to add semantics to common web content, such as that about people, places, events and links.

More than semantic meaning, though, microformats have a wide range of benefits, including SEO, standards compliance and extensible data publishing. Some of the biggest sites on the Web today use microformats: Google, Yahoo!, Twitter and Facebook, to name a few. And you can too!

In this presentation, you will learn the basics you need to start publishing microformats on your own web site. Local microformats expert and Webuquerque co-manager, Emily Lewis, will discuss the history and basic premise of microformats, and will show examples of common microformats. She will also demonstrate some of the tools available that leverage microformats for machine data.

Date, Time & Location

When
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
6:30–7:30 pm
Where
Uptown Sports Bar and Grill
  • 6601 Uptown Boulevard NE
  • Albuquerque, NM 87110
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About Our Speaker

Emily Lewis

Emily Lewis

Emily is freelance web designer who specializes in front-end design and development. She is passionate about community building and knowledge sharing, which is why she co-founded Webuquerque in 2009 and co-managed the group for three years. She also blogs about web standards, accessibility, usability and more at A Blog Not Limited.

In addition to running her own studio, Emily is the co-host of the ExpressionEngine Podcast and a guest writer for Web Standards Sherpa, Script Junkie, .net magazine and MIX Online. She's also the author of Microformats Made Simple and a contributing author for the HTML5 Cookbook.