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    Default You think this could take the place of business cards?

    I made an experimental business card in CSS and was wondering if maybe there was a way we can share these cards via mobile phones (like how Bump works) so there'd no longer be a need for actual printed business cards. Anyone have any thoughts? Want to work together to make it happen?
    Nothing is clickable right now as it was just n experiment but yuo can check it out here:

    reelwebdesign.com/peter-marino.html

    Any thoughts?

    Peter
    Last edited by reelwebdesign; 03-17-2013 at 06:32 PM. Reason: link wasn't clickable

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    Why not base your work on the hcard microformat?

    ✓ machine- and human-readable
    ✓ established, well-recognized format
    ✓ degrades gracefully (javascript/css3+ not required)
    ✓ highly interoperable (it's just HTML!)

    You could still use the <canvas> (for graphics) underneath the hcard. SVG might be an option, too.

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    Interesting Adrian, I never saw that before. Do you have full CSS control with it?

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    Yeah, sure, it's just normal HTML.

    This, for example:
    HTML Code:
    <style>
        .photo{ display: block; float: left; margin: 1em; border: 0; }
        .fn{ visibility: hidden; } 
        /* the hcard microformat requires `fn` ("full name"); even though we're not displaying it.
           it still has the benefit of being machine-readable, however -
           if your email client got this, for example, it would probably still sort it under the full name (not the nickname). */
        .nickname{ font-weight: bold; color: darkred; }
        .honorific-suffix{ font-weight: bold; color: #3e3e3e; }
        .category{ display: block; border: 0; }
    </style>
    
    <header class="vcard">
        <img class="photo" src="die-WHY_WONT_IT.png" alt="philosoraptor considering best practices in PHP">
        <h1>
            <p class="fn">Adrian Testa-Avila
            <p><a class="nickname url" href="member.php?29708-traq">traq</a>
        </h1>
        <p class="honorific-suffix">global $Moderator;
        <img class="category" src="images/ranks/moderator.gif" alt="global moderator">
    </header>
    ...would display very much like my post header here on DD.

    You can use stylesheets for SVG images, too, with surprisingly good results.
    Last edited by traq; 03-17-2013 at 08:23 PM.

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    It looks cool, I could see my self embedding something like that onto a page compared to the boring About page.

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    That is very cool. thanks

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