Microformats: Empowering Your Markup for Web 2.0

Microformats book arrived!

Microformats: Empowering Your Markup for Web 2.0I received a copy of John Allsopp’s new book, Microformats: Empowering Your Markup for Web 2.0 in the mail today.

My first impression is certainly positive and I think that John has made a very valuable contribution to the community and to our efforts to get microformats out there on the open web.

We now have a solid resource that describes the community, the process, a number of microformats and how they’re being used today and profiles a number of organizations that are making good use of microformats already (sadly he missed Ma.gnolia in the bunch, but there’s always second printings!).

This book is ideal for web developers looking for a handy reference on the existing formats, for web designers wondering about how to make use of microformats in their code and how to apply CSS effectively using their semantics and finally, there’s even probably a trick or two that folks familiar with microformats might learn in its nearly 350 pages.

So, go buy yourself a copy and let me (and John) know what you think!

Author: Chris Messina

Head of West Coast Business Development at Republic. Ever-curious product designer and technologist. Hashtag inventor. Previously: Molly.com (YC W18), Uber, Google.

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