SVG Curriculum

I’m doing a curriculum outline for a suggested SVG class for the WaSP Education Task Force.

If you were looking for a class on SVG, what would you like it to include? What would you hope to be able to do with SVG, once you came away from the class? Would you be more interested in working with end-user tools that generate SVG, like Inkscape? Or with tools that generate SVG programmatically, such as a PHP library that can create SVG elements given a set of data?

Speaking of learning SVG, I wanted to point you to David Dailey’s book on SVG, State of the Art: An SVG Primer, hosted by the W3C. David’s included some nice, easy to follow examples, with associated graphics.

This book draft is an excellent resource for learning more about SVG. Interesting, but the TOC links don’t seem to be working with the current Firefox 3.1 beta release I’m using. They do with other browsers.

RDF Weblogging

RDFaification of Drupal

Don’t you love it when people take bits and pieces of different words, creating a new word that manages, somehow, to be understandable? A word like RDFaification?

But the RDFa beautification of Drupal is upon us, helped along by writings such as A Roadmap for RDFa in Drupal 7, based, in part, on this previous post and discussion, kicked off by Drupal’s Dries Buytaert.

Years ago, we used to talk about the “ugly” serialization of RDF (RDF/XML at the time) and how the serialization technique really didn’t matter, because one day, the metadata annotation of a site would be handled automatically via whatever content management tool people used.

Future, meet Drupal.