Useful links: Microdata and RDFa, protocol relative, Inclusion, validators

Microdata and RDFa Living Together in Harmony from Jeni’s Musings is valuable reading for anyone interested in the semantic web. It’s a long article full of fine-grained suggestions. She concludes,

Regardless, there are lessons that RDFa and microdata could learn from each other, and changes to both languages that would help developers use them on their own, switch between them and mix them in the same document. I expect and welcome debate about the viability and effectiveness of the changes and guidelines that I’ve suggested here.

Public discussion of Jeni’s post is on Google+ as well as her blog.

A matter of protocol talks about protocol relative URIs. From Adactio.

Back to School | What is inclusion?

Who’s Validating the Validators talks about the damage that invalid embed code picked up from 3rd party sites as content does to the Internet.

Useful Links: Simple CSS, semantic web, EE

Chris at CSS Tricks has a great post in Little CSS Stuff Newcomers Get Confused About.

Bing Brings it On (RFDa, that is) at Semantic Web:

Bing webmaster help site that indicates Microsoft wants to play nice with whatever markup approach webmasters want to implement – microdata, microformats, or RDFa. The site mark-up overview on the page referenced says that Bing’s “crawlers do not prefer one specification over another. It’s entirely up to you to decide which of the supported specifications best fits your data.

Contrast that with Google’s initial commentary about the structured data markup schema.

If Expression Engine is your thing, or if you want to learn it, check out this series of EE Podcasts from Emily Lewis and Lea Alcantara.

Useful links: captioning YouTube, HTML5, or not, Final Cut Pro X

YouTube’s instructions on how to add captions to your video.

How is HTML5 changing web development? An interview with Remy Sharp.

Stop Obsessing over HTML5 and CSS3. Paul Boag has some ideas about what we should be thinking about instead of merely worrying about learning HTML5 and CSS3. What I want to know is does Paul – or any web educator – think topics like those he suggests need to be part of a comprehensive web education curriculum?

Microformats 2 and RFDa Collaboration references where these two are heading and includes a mention of [See also: Modifying an hReview to include HTML from]

Final Cut Pro Reactions:

Useful Links: HTML5 + RDFa, data visualization

HTML5 + RDFa = time to get rid of that 20th Century furniture is an interesting high level look at web interactions and a lot of specific hits on HTML5, RDFa, Drupal and SPARQL. Plus, just looking at this blog makes me feel good. Love the primary colors. It cheers me up almost as much as seeing a Miró.

The beauty of data visualization is David McCandless at a TED Talk. (Hat tip to DigitalDiva for pointing to it.) It’s worth your time to watch.

Useful Links: Facebook in class, HTML+RDFa, Windows 7

100 Ways You Should be Using Facebook in Your Classroom has some interesting ideas scattered through the list. You might find something you can use there.

HTML+RDFa is a first draft of the W3C’s proposed mechanism for embedding RDF in HTML. Review by those interested is invited by the W3C.

That thud you hear is people dumping Vista and installing Windows 7. Here are several Windows 7 reviews:

Useful Links: Snow Leopard and AT, HTML5 and RDFa, Flash accessibility, and writing tips

Snow Leopard Assistive Technology Compatibility List is a very helpful compilation of what works and what doesn’t work on Snow Leopard. From ATMac.

There are so many posts about HTML 5 and RDFa flying around these days that it’s hard to keep up with them all. But here’s one that takes a different approach, Burningbird’s Maxwell’s Silver Hammer: RDFa and HTML5’s Microdata.

Wendy Chisholm chimes in with What I’m Watching about HTML 5.

Adobe Flash Accessiblity: Best Practices is must reading for anyone teaching or using Flash. From Erik Johnson at Six Revisions.

FatDUX has 20 tips for writing for the web that are a great lesson for beginners and a good reminder for the folks who’ve been at it a while.