A Blog Not Limited

to web design, standards & semantics

October 2008

“I've acquired quite a taste for a wellmade mistake.” — A Mistake, Fiona Apple, American singer-songwriter
Oomph Microformats Toolkit
I'm taking a short (I promise) break from my Getting Semantic With Microformats series because I need it, and I wanted to spend some time playing with and reviewing the Oomph microformats toolkit from MIX Online that I discovered this week. This way, you (my beloved four readers) still get some microformat goodness, and I get a much-needed break from the intense research and writing I've been doing. Let's get started, shall we?
15 Minutes
I was always suspect of this pop culture nugget: “In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes.” — Andy Warhol, American artist I mean, seriously, everyone? Well, perhaps he was right — at least in some regard — because I'm a "Designer in the Spotlight". Yeah, I'm totally famous now.
Getting Semantic With Microformats, Part 5: hAtom
Over the course of this series, I've discussed the various microformats I've implemented on A Blog Not Limited: rel-based, XFN, hCard and hCalendar. Now, it's time to talk about the hAtom microformat, which adds semantics and structure to web content that could be syndicated, such as blog posts or news articles.
Corporate America
“These guys could fuck up a baked potato.” — David Mamet, American author, playwright, screenwriter & director
Webmaster Jam Session 2008
I finally recovered just returned from Webmaster Jam Session 2008 in Altanta, GA, this past weekend — October 3 & 4 — and wanted to share my thoughts about this great two-day conference. WJS is a unique event. Casual, intimate, informative and overwhelmingly fun. The format is particularly nice, with sessions that encourage audience participation and between–session–breaks that are perfect for talking directly with speakers and other attendees. Other than the format, the topics covered are great. Everything from high-level…
Getting Semantic With Microformats, Part 4: hCalendar
Here we are again, delving into the exciting (for me, at least) world of microformats. Based on what I planned at the outset, this article is about mid-way through the series. So far, I've discussed three implementations of microformats on A Blog Not Limited: Specifying link-based relationships using the rel attribute in Part 1 Giving a "human face" to links using the XFN microformat in Part 2 Describing people, companies and places with the hCard microformat in Part 3 Not…

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I'm a freelance web designer of the standardista variety, which means I get excited about things like valid POSH, microformats and accessibility. I ply my trade from my one-person design studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106 USA.

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