Blue Beanie Day – A Day for Web Standards

by Stephanie Rewis on November 18, 2007

Yes, it's rather embarrassing, but I admit it. I have a Facebook account. Though I resisted for a long time, I was recently convinced to join Facebook to participate in a birthday prank for a friend. Oh well, another social time sink.

On Facebook today, I was invited to join a group called "Blue Beanie Day." November 26th has been named Blue Beanie Day, in honor of Jeffrey Zeldman's photo, donned in a blue beanie, on the cover of his book, "Designing with Web Standards." It's a day to stand up and show our solidarity around accessible web development using Web Standards. And besides that, it'll just be plain fun!

Here's how it works:

  1. Buy, beg, or borrow a Blue Beanie and take a photo in it. Heck, you can even take a picture with your camera phone at the mall trying one on if you don't want to buy it. Maybe you'll put a beanie on your head or change a black beanie to blue with Photoshop. Be imaginative. Take a cool group photo of you and your friends wearing Blue Beanies. The possibilities are limitless. Show your beanie creativity.
  2. Post your photo, or photos to Facebook, the Flickr pool, and other social networks on November 26th, 2007. Remember to switch your profile photos that day on all your social networks, like Flickr, Twitter,, iLike, Pownce, Dopplr… you name it.
  3. Promote Blue Beanie Day in your blog or wiki starting today. Tell all your friends to get ready for Blue Beanie Day. If you have a Facebook account, join the group and invite all your Facebook friends to this event.

You can participate without a Facebook account too. Just grab a beanie, make it blue and join in! See you there.


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