352 Inc. / Digital Marketing / July 20th, 2007

Microformats – whats the point

I got my weekly dose of Site Point Tech Times #169 – Facebook: Breaking Down the Walls.

I was reading it to see if there was anything interesting other than a load of dribble about facebook, there was Micro Formats now this is not the first time I have heard about Micro Formats its actually popped up a few times in the last month and to be honest I don’t really understand it or see its value.

“Micro formats are simple standards that let you mark up elements in HTML documents to give them added significance, and to expose information to third party software and services.”

So I went to the Micro formats web site and ended up at the HCards Creator page filled out a bit of info and it spew back some code. Still not seeing the value of it. I thought I would open it up to you experts to teach me as to why this would be a value to a clients website.