Wondering why your friends’ avatars have changed today, with everyone wearing a blue beanie cap?
It’s Blue Beanie Day! The day where web professionals around the world celebrate web standards by adding a blue beanie to their avatar.
Why a Blue Beanie?
He doffed a blue beanie for his photo on the front cover of the book.
Zeldman was one of several designers raising awareness of web standards, the importance of semantic code, and best practices to design usable, accessible sites.
Show Your Support for Web Standards
I'm just starting to formally tinker with #WebDevelopment. Fortunately, my favourite mentor and inspirator supports me in establishing good habits and adhering to #WebStandards and best practices regarding #a11y. This is my first year observing Blue Beanie Day. #BBD17 pic.twitter.com/M1hBNCLHMU
— Marty Cho-Ho-Hodorek (@MChodorek) November 30, 2017
You can show your support for web standards by changing your social media avatar to a photo of you with a blue beanie. Use the #bbd17 hashtag to share your support and show off your social media avatar.
If you 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
Join the conversation about web standards today! Here are a few of the tweets I enjoyed this morning.
— W3C (@w3c) November 30, 2017
— Elaine Shannon (@webelaine) November 30, 2017
— An Event Apart (@aneventapart) November 30, 2017
— Andrea Skeries (@Artistic_Abode) November 30, 2017
— Rachel Andrew (@rachelandrew) November 30, 2017
— Jason Wolf (@jwolfnbaa) November 30, 2017
At Mediacurrent, we believe that accessibility is a way of thinking, and not a set of criteria to be tacked on at the end of a development project. Today we celebrate Blue Beanie Day in support of web standards and web #accessibility! #BBD17 #a11y pic.twitter.com/HIU0vYSV5R
— mediacurrent (@mediacurrent) November 30, 2017
— Maire (@mairebrarian) November 30, 2017
— Sherry Merry 🎅🎄🕯⛄❄ (@slycreations) November 30, 2017
— Morten Rand-Hendriksen (@mor10) November 30, 2017
— Digital Echidna (@DigitalEchidna) November 30, 2017
— Jason Beaird (@jasongraphix) November 30, 2017
Hope you’ll join me in celebrating Blue Beanie Day!