On Friday, November 30, 2018, web professionals will celebrate the twelfth Blue Beanie Day.
It’s the day when web professionals around the world celebrate web standards by publishing articles, gathering for meetups and team discussions, and adding a blue beanie to their avatar.
I’m glad to help spread the word about the importance of web standards.
What is Blue Beanie Day?
For many people, Zeldman’s book was their first introduction to web standards.
In addition, Zeldman was one of several designers in the web standards movement which wrote, taught, and published websites/articles to raise awareness of the importance of semantic code and best practices to design usable, accessible sites.
Show Your Support for Web Standards
Want to share your support for web standards? Change your social media avatar to a photo of you wearing a blue beanie, hat, or even a scarf.
Use the #BlueBeanieDay hashtag to share your support and show off your social media avatar.
Don’t have a blue beanie or hat to wear?
Download the blue beanie Photoshop zip file (45KB PSD) and update your social media avatars.
Social Media Conversation
I was glad to see Zeldman announce Blue Beanie Day 2018, inviting people to share their photos, links, posts, and videos.
You better not cry, you better not shout, I’m telling you why: @BlueBeanieDay is coming Nov. 30! Start sharing your #bbd photos, links, articles, and videos now: https://t.co/3US4vHBsDR#a11y #WebStandards #InclusiveDesign #ProgressiveEnhancement pic.twitter.com/AiV3ktRqka
— zeldman (@zeldman) October 24, 2018
It started a couple people talking about the book and blue beanies.
— Michael Spellacy (@firstname.lastname@example.org) (@Spellacy) November 25, 2018
Your blue beanie stared at me from the front cover of book one on my desk for months ‘back in the day’ 😉
— Simon I'Anson (@simonianson) October 31, 2018
Hope you’ll join me in celebrating Blue Beanie Day on November 30, 2018!