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Blue Beanie Day 2014

This past Sunday was Blue Beanie Day, the annual celebration of web standards that was established by Douglas Vos, taking as his inspiration the cover of Jeffrey Zeldman’s field-defining book, Designing With Web Standards.  This year’s was the eighth annual celebration, and to mark the occasion, I replaced my purple-infused Twitter and Facebook avatars to sport blue beanies.

That’s how much web standards mean to me.

If you missed Blue Beanie Day—which, it being the Sunday of a major U.S. holiday weekend, many of you may well have—don’t let that stop you!  Drop a cerulean toque on your social-media avatars, make a quick status update about why, and wear your pride in your craft and your love of the web on your sleeve.  Head.  Whatever.

If you don’t have a beanie ready to hand, then here, feel free to use one of these.

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Every day is web standards day, of course, but Blue Beanie Day comes but once a year.  It’s not too late to mark the occasion.  As Ethan says, toque ‘em if you got ‘em!

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    • Wed 3 Dec 2014
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    Carolyn wrote in to say...

    I wore mine for 12 days and just took it off late last night!
    To me, it represents our history, our community, the strength of people banding together to make change—even when the change needs to happen in huge institutions—and the constant learning and continued work we all need to do.
    Hat’s off to you as one of the people at the center of this.

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