This Saturday, November 30, 2019, web designers, developers, content strategists, information architects, user experience professionals, accessibility specialists, programmers—heck, everyone involved with creating, publishing, and coding on the web—will celebrate the thirteenth Blue Beanie Day.
Web folks around the world will celebrate web standards by publishing articles, talking about web standards, and updating their avatar with a blue beanie.
As I have in the past, I’m happy to 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.
It was one of the first books I read about web standards. Which started me on a journey of learning more about accessible web design and creating websites that everyone can use.
In addition, Zeldman was one of several designers in the web standards movement, people who 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?
Update your social media avatar or About page portrait to include 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.
Publish a post on your blog about web standards, what you’ve learned, or are learning, to create more usable websites and web applications.
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 on social media! This morning Zeldman announced Blue Beanie Day 2019.
#BlueBeanieDay is November 30.
— zeldman (@zeldman) November 27, 2019
Hope you’ll join me in celebrating Blue Beanie Day on November 30, 2019!