It’s almost here! Monday, November 30, 2015 marks the ninth anniversary of Blue Beanie Day, the day where web designers around the world show their support for web standards by donning blue beanies in their social avatars.
Started in 2006, Blue Beanie Day dates back to a time when web designers had to deal with broken browsers, inconsistent support, and workarounds to get their websites to display correctly.
Over the years, with the focus on web standards, browsers and tools have become more consistent.
You might ask, what’s with the blue beanie?
It’s a reference to Jeffrey Zeldman, author of the 2003 Designing with Web Standards book. Zeldman was one of several web designers raising awareness of web standards. On the front cover of his book, Zeldman sports a blue beanie.
I hope you join me in supporting web standards on Monday, November 30.
And if you need a blue beanie, download the Photoshop zip file (45KB PSD) and update your Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and other social media avatars.
Looking forward to seeing your blue beanie on Blue Beanie Day!