“Make your HTML pages smarter with RDFa 1.1 Lite”

IBM developerWorks recently published an article by Zepheira’s own Uche Ogbuji giving Web developers a straightforward introduction into how to add structured data to Web sites using the new RDFa Lite specification. Zepheira has recently worked with several organizations, including World Health Organization (WHO) and  Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) to help them take full advantage of the emerging structured data Web, especially as accelerated through the schema.org initiative.

“Make your HTML pages smarter with RDFa 1.1 Lite: Optimize for search engines and other sophisticated tools”

Summary:  Resource Description Framework (RDF) has evolved into increasingly pragmatic formats over time. RDF annotation (RDFa) has been particularly successful as a system for annotating HTML documents inline on the web. It is supported by Google and other search engines in the form of Rich Snippets. The emergence of microdata and the Schema.org initiative applied pressure to simplify RDFa even further. The W3C took action and produced a radically simplified version: RDFa 1.1 Lite. In this article, learn about RDFa Lite, and get a head start on producing and processing the shape of Rich Snippets to come.