Microformats

Shopify

We started to implement various microformats in Shopify.

This screenshot is an example of how an order screen looks using the popular microformat bookmarklet

What are microformats?

Microformats are essentially a guideline of how content designers should format common data. These “formats” are standardized and while not changing the appearance of this data it allows machines to parse it and extract these nuggets of data and process them further. In other words you will finally be able to drag drop a web page with contact information onto your Address software and it should “just work”.