Last week I put out a Call For Implementor Participation on behalf of Technorati, to help in the design and implementation of a reviews microformat, and received an excellent response from the implementor community, that frankly, was quite humbling. We've been analyzing earlier attempts, brainstorming, discussing, writing, editing, and iterating furiously since, and have the following to show for it.
We are pleased to announce the first public draft (v0.1) of hReview, jointly co-authored by representatives from America Online, CommerceNet Labs, Microsoft, Six Apart, Technorati, and Yahoo!. hReview is an open microformat standard for publishing and indexing distributed reviews on the Web. This standard enables users to contribute, identify, and aggregate review content on their own web sites and blogs as well as on community sites.
We believe the best way to create an open format for describing content is to involve the community in the creation and implementation of these tools. We decided the first version of hReview should have a version number of 0.1 following the tradition of other recent standards. In the spirit of open standards development and community participation and collaboration, we have chosen to publish hReview along with current microformats, in a collaborative wiki environment.
Want to get involved? Check out the hReview distributed reviews specification, take a look at the examples, and help build implementations for your favorite publishing tools and sites. Perhaps try blogging a review of a recent movie or product with hReview and see how it works for you. Feedback is strongly encouraged.
Greetings XHTML+CSS web developers:
We at Technorati have a contract position to fill. If you're local to the San Francisco area (work is onsite at Technorati) and interested in a 1-2 month, in-house, html/css contract, read on!
Technorati has an immediate need for a XHTML/CSS wiz. The Web Developer is responsible for taking design mockups from the Senior Designer (Derek), and guidance from the Senior Technologist (me), and producing semantic XHTML 1.0 Strict and valid CSS for the website. We're looking for someone who loves coding XHTML/CSS - not a slumming programmer nor a frustrated designer. We're passionate about quality code, and we want to work with someone who shares that passion. This is a short-term (1-2 months), in-house contract position. It could lead to a full-time job offer if we find someone we love to work with.
For immediate consideration, please send a short introduction and the URL of your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.S. DO NOT use my resume as a model of semantic purity, it's been way too long since I came up with the markup for it, and I guarantee you, you could do a much better job in terms of semantically marking up your resume.
As co-chairs, Eric and I are fortunate to have a great set of speakers lined up. Details on talks/presentations to follow. For now, here is information on registering to attend WWW2005. Be sure to check the "Developers' Day, 5/14" option.
I recommend taking a look at the entire program for WWW2005 (May 10-14), as there's quite a few interesting speakers and presentations scheduled.
Daylight savings time is here again (at least for those of us in the US who live in such states). Remember to update your digital cameras.
We're used to our computers (Windows or Mac at least) automatically updating their time settings for daylight savings time changes either automatically with builtin algorithms, or via the use of a network time server. And our cell phones have their clocks reset automatically from their service providers.
Digital cameras' time settings affect the datetime stamp on photos you take. When you upload those photo JPEG files to your computer, unless you keep those clocks in sync, you'll see some strange results, like the times on your photos being off by an hour when viewed on your computer. So when daylight savings time changes occur, remember to update your digital camera's clock.
You may now return to adjusting your analog clocks and watches.