- Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: New Riders; 1 edition (October 23, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0321660773
- ISBN-13: 978-0321660770
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,889,364 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Top Customer Reviews
If you care at all about semantic HTML, SEO, accessible data, reusable content, or web design you need to read this book. I suggest you read the book sitting by your computer, because you are going to want to implement microformats as you read through the chapters. It's so easy and the benefits are so clear, you can't read the book and not want to use the information. In many cases you can add microformat data instantly as you see the code examples provided and apply the concepts to your own sites.
If you are teaching HTML or any beginning level web development class, you could add microformats to your course with almost no effort by adding various microformats at appropriate moments as students learn new material. This book would guide you in that effort. If you are a student of HTML who wants to improve your website with microformats, this book will take you there.
This is a terrific book.
Lewis' writing style is informal and easy to read. I would describe it as "blog-like"... not your normal tech manual. You can tell Lewis is truly passionate about the topic and it comes through in her writing. She really wants to make the web a better place.
I would recommend this book to anyone who has a web site with any sort of contact information, calendar/event info, reviews, or social networking functionality (friends, contacts, etc.).
The text is easy to navigate and even easier to read, if not surprisingly engaging, thoughtful, and personal. Considering the topic is the best and quickest way to develop shortcuts to better search results in today's semantic landscape, this book is essential for any developer, no matter what they know or don't know about development in general.
This book helped illustrate not only how easy microformats are to implement, but how much benefit they can be to your company (and personal!) website in general. The information is solid and easy to absorb and the author's wit as well as her professionalism shine through in every chapter.
I highly recommend this book for a great crash course in microformats and what they can do for you and your site. Who knew such a little thing (very low cost and effort of implementation) could be so beneficial.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Quick and to the point, a decent overview of the different microformats with examples of how and why you would use them.Published 2 months ago by Xangis
This book on Microformats was pretty easy to understand and utilize. I was able to implement many of these techniques immediately.Published on January 16, 2013 by Jade
Let's face it, the documentation on the microformats web site is not very user friendly. But this book makes it user friendly. Read morePublished on May 7, 2010 by Elliot Kleiman
Microformats Made Simple aims to teach you about microformats, what they are, the benefits of usage, and how they can be used in your website (X)HTML. Read morePublished on April 20, 2010 by Clive Walker