Tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of Blue Beanie Day, the day where web designers around the world doff a blue beanie or hat in their avatars to show their support for web standards.
Hard to believe it’s been ten years!
What’s with the Blue Beanie?
His book was an eye-opener for web designers who were creating websites with table-based code and many hacks to get their websites to display correctly across browsers.
Along with other designers raising awareness of web standards, Zeldman wrote about the importance of semantic code and best practices to design usable, accessible sites.
Whether you post a photo or simply change your avatar, won’t you join me in supporting web standards on Wednesday, November 30?
Add a blue beanie to your social media avatar. Use the #bbd16 hashtag to show your support or post a photo of yourself with your blue beanie on.
Be sure to follow Zeldman’s Blue Beanie Day Tumblr site.
Don’t have a blue beanie to wear? Download the Photoshop zip file (45KB PSD) and update your Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and other social media avatars.
Looking forward to seeing you in your blue beanie!