Blue Beanie Day 2008

Blue Beanie Day 2007 - Photo in Doug Vos basement library
Blue Beanie Day 2007 - Photo in Doug Vos basement library

The second annual Blue Beanie Day will be celebrated on Friday, November 28, 2008

Thousands of Standardistas (people who support web standards) will wear a Blue Beanie to show their support for accessible, semantic web content.

It’s easy to show your support for web design done right. Beg, borrow, or buy a Blue Beanie and snap a photo of your mug wearing the blue. (Or get creative with Photoshop). Then on November 28, switch your profile picture in Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, (and any other social network) and post your photo to the Blue Beanie Day group at Flickr: .

It’s easy to participate:

  1. Make a personal commitment to fight Web Standards apathy. Show solidarity with the Standardistas on Friday, November 28th, 2008.
  2. Buy, beg, or borrow a Blue Beanie (blue hat or cap, even a black or grey one will do in a pinch.)
  3. Take a photo of yourself wearing the Blue Beanie. Or take a cool group photo of you and your friends wearing Blue Beanies.
  4. Post your photo, or photos to Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and other social networks on Friday, November 28th, 2008. Remember to switch your Facebook profile photo that day.
  5. Promote Blue Beanie Day in your blog or wiki starting today, and tell all your friends to get ready for Blue Beanie Day. Start by inviting all your Facebook friends to this event.

Historical notes and relate links:

  1. Flickr photostream from Blue Beanie Day 2007
  2. Twitter tweets (comments) on the topic of Blue Beanie Day.
  3. Background on Designing With Web Standards (DWWS) group on Facebook.
  4. My blog entry on the original Blue Beanie Day – 2007.