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.
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!