Microformats and Semantic Markup
Microformats are simple HTML design patterns for adding semantics to your web content. With additional semantic meaning, your content becomes more findable, extensible, standards-compliant and usable. And when built on a solid foundation of Plain Old Semantic Markup (POSH), your content also becomes more accessible. Emily Lewis, author of Microformats Made Simple, will discuss the benefits of microformats, as well as tools and resources to help you start publishing right away. But the focus will be on the practical application of microformats using POSH: link-based microformats, XFN, hCard and hCalendar. Emily will also discuss what HTML5 means for microformats, particularly microdata and the new semantic elements.