Getting started with schema.org

Posted by: csschops on Jun 21, 2011 | No Comments

Source: http://schema.org/docs/gs.html

This site provides a collection of schemas, i.e., html tags, that webmasters can use to markup their pages in ways recognized by major search providers. Search engines including Bing, Google and Yahoo! rely on this markup to improve the display of search results, making it easier for people to find the right web pages.

Many sites are generated from structured data, which is often stored in databases. When this data is formatted into HTML, it becomes very difficult to recover the original structured data. Many applications, especially search engines, can benefit greatly from direct access to this structured data. On-page markup enables search engines to understand the information on web pages and provide richer search results in order to make it easier for users to find relevant information on the web. Markup can also enable new tools and applications that make use of the structure.

A shared markup vocabulary makes easier for webmasters to decide on a markup schema and get the maximum benefit for their efforts. So, in the spirit of sitemaps.org, Bing, Google and Yahoo! have come together to provide a shared collection of schemas that webmasters can use.

HTML5 & CSS3 Readiness

Posted by: csschops on Jun 19, 2011 | No Comments

Source: http://html5readiness.com/

Nice, interactive infographic thingy. Fun.

HTML & CSS: CSS Techniques: Clear Fixes

Posted by: csschops on Jun 17, 2011 | No Comments

Nice, free video from Carsonified’s Think Vitamin series.

CSS Thumbnail Hover State Overlay (no javascript)

Posted by: csschops on Jun 17, 2011 | No Comments

Source: http://iamunr.com/thumbnail-overlay/

Nicely done.

(via Smashing Magazine)

jQAPI – Alternative jQuery Documentation – For Version 1.6

Posted by: csschops on Jun 16, 2011 | No Comments

Source: http://jqapi.com/

The jQuery documentation is great, very complete, nicely written and with a lot of examples and demos. The only thing that bugs me is the way we have to find the right documentation for what we search for. Try to search for the .is() function for example. Over 100 matches before the actual function I am looking for?!*) And it is a fixed layout which means even on my big screen I have to scroll all the way down and have to scan for it. There have to be a better way, obviously.

David Desandro’s chops

Posted by: csschops on Jun 16, 2011 | No Comments

Source: http://desandro.com/resources/
Source: http://desandro.com/portfolio/

Clear and present chops. A Chop Meister in fact.

Life in a Day Trailer

Posted by: csschops on Jun 16, 2011 | No Comments

…a masterfully edited, occasionally moving quilt of user-generated footage from literally thousands of people around the world