Kilian Valkhof

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Getting my feet wet with microformats

Web, 28 January 2007, < 1

Last Friday I finally signed up for the microformats mailinglist, and it appears that my idea of an XPN has fallen quite good. Unknown to me, there were already some small discussions about a similar idea, but no concrete plans, yet.

For those that did not read my original article: I want to form a microformat similar to XFN, but for professional/business relationships. This would be especially nice for portfolio’s, client lists and sites like LinkedIn. It would also make a sitesmadeby: search possible.

A Request

To enter the recommendation trajectory, I will need to find examples for it’s use first. These will be gathered at the XPN-examples wiki page. As you can see it’s quite empty now, compared to others. That is where I could use your help. Please let me know how you code your portfolio/client list currently, and I’ll be able to add it to the wiki, so we can somewhat standardize it.

I would really like this to get off of the ground, but I can’t do it by myself, so if you could help out, please do. I’ll owe you one. :)

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  1. Although I haven’t implemented it yet, what I normally do it show a picture or logo from my work and then have a paragraph about the project. I wanted to do Case Studies very badly, but there haven’t been many times when I’ve had to innovate enough to be able to pull that out.

    Important stuff: Project Name, Client Name, Date (?), Involvement/Role, Project Information/Specifications — that’s all I have so far.

    Congrats on getting XPN to fly!

  2. Thanks for the reply Ranjani!

    What you’re describing fits more into (some form of) hResume, which is still in development.

    XPN (in my idea) only focuses on how you link the relationship between you and the client.

    Massive thanks though, I really appreciate it :D

  3. Well, in that case (I read your Wiki!), I’m out of ideas momentarily. More later :D