Planning a Semantic Website

IBM just recently published a fantastic article about planning a semantic website (external link), covering existing ways to code semantic markup. Most useful in this article is using existing technologies to make your website semantic today, without interfering with the existing experience of your users. Most useful in my opinion are microformats, which can be easily implemented; although, granted, there is little utilisation of them yet in web browsers. Also important is the semantic URI, which is certainly an issue on many websites, with these forever confusing URIs that lend no hint towards their contents. I have always found an interest in simple, semantic markup, so this article was an interesting read; it reminded me I want to use more microformats in my coding where appropriate. There is nothing overly revolutionary in this article, but it makes a nice summary on web semantics and the available semantic technologies/standards used today.