Blue Beanie Day Today to Support Web Standards

Its the sixth Annual Blue Beanie Day today and people are supporting web standards by wearing a blue beanie (toque, tuque, cap) and uploading their photos across the web. I was surprised to see so many blue caps turn up on Twitter, and researching the reason revealed that the web community is gathering to support web standards today on Friday, November 30, 2012.

Blue Beanie Day

The Flickr Group is busy with new blue beanies photos, with both real and edited photos. Even Twitter is trending with the #bbd12 tag.

blue beanie day

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community that develops open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web. Learn more about  web standards.  Beanie Day is propagated by Jeffrey Zeldman, a strong supporter of  web standards, author of  the very popular book Designing with Web Standards (3rd Edition), who wears a blue knit cap on the book cover.

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The Pingdom staff is wearing blue hats to work today. Are you wearing a blue beanie to office to support the widespread use of universal web standards?

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About the Author: P Chandra is editor of QOT, one of India's earliest tech bloggers since 2004. A tech enthusiast with expertise in coding, WordPress, web tools, SEO and DIY hacks.