Microformats: Empowering Your Markup for Web 2.0

Microformats: Empowering Your Markup for Web 2.0

by John Allsopp

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Overview

In this book, noted web developer and long time WaSP member John Allsop offers practical examples to teach all you need to know about Microformats. Coverage details what Microformats are currently available and how to use them; the general principles of how they work; how to use Microformats with web sites and software that already support them; and how to create your own. The end of the book features a chapter full of anecdotes from many professional web designers and developers already using Microformats in their work today--what worked, what didn't, things to watch for--so you can learn from their experiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590598146
Publisher: Apress
Publication date: 06/13/2008
Edition description: 1st Corrected ed., Corr. 3rd printing
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Successful software developer, long standing web development speaker, writer evangelist and expert, John Allsopp has spent the last 15 years working with and developing for the web. As the head developer of the leading cross-platform CSS development tool Style Master, and developer and publisher of renowned training courses and learning resources on CSS and standards based development, John is widely recognized as a leader in these fields. As a presenter and educator, John speaks frequently at conferences around Australia and the world. His idiosyncratic blog Dog or Higher covers a broad range of subjects, particularly in technology and innovation, and is widely read and referenced. He is also a co-founder of the Web Directions conference series. John's true claim to fame, and source of some embarrassment is (semi-publicly) coining the term "Web 2.0" some months before O'Reilly. John apologizes unreservedly for helping to inflict this term on the world. When not bathed in the glow of various computer screens, John is a volunteer surf lifesaver at Sydney's famous Bondi Beach, where he lives with his wife and young daughter, who are the light of his life.

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Microformats: Empowering Your Markup for Web 2.0 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
adulau on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The book is interesting if you don't know microformats at all. If you already played a lot with microformats, this is mainly an introduction book and you could be disappointed by the book structure.
folini on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Microformats are a great idea with a not so great implementation (IMHO). This book tries to explain what microformats are and how to use them. But John Allsopp keep getting lost in all sort of marginal details without never going to the point. The book is missing: (1) a chapter with a clear syntax for the most common microformats, (2) a perspective view of the evolution of MF and their relevance for the web and the final users. John waste pages and pages explaining all sort of irrelevant details such as how to make a frame with rounded corners using CSS (showing us a very obsolete technique) and similar off-topics. The impression is of an author working with the main concern of generating enough pages not to invalidate the contract with the publisher.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago