Blue Beanie Day

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Blue Beanie Day
Observed byStandardistas
Liturgical colorBlue
DateNovember 30
Next timeNovember 30, 2024 (2024-11-30)
First timeNovember 30, 2007

Blue Beanie Day is an annual international celebration of web standards which began in 2007.[1] It was originated by Douglas Vos and popularized by Jeffrey Zeldman, the author of Designing with Web Standards.[2] The commemoration, which is accompanied by web developers sharing photographs of themselves in blue beanies, seeks to raise awareness of web design features such as progressive enhancement and accessible, semantic markup and "fight Web Standards Apathy".[3][4][5] Users use the hashtag #BlueBeanieDay, change their social media avatars to show themselves in blue headgear, and share information and links to content promoting the open web and online accessibility.[6] The origin of the name of the holiday is the image of Jeffrey Zeldman on the cover of his book wearing a blue knit cap.[7][8][9] Over the years, the Blue Beanie Day also became an action day for web accessibility, for which the correct use of web standards is a basic requirement.[8]


  1. ^ Zeldman, Jeffrey (2007-11-19). "Blue Beanie Day". Zeldman on Web & Interaction Design. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  2. ^ Zeldman, Jeffrey (2008-11-20). "Blue Beanie Day II". Zeldman on Web & Interaction Design. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  3. ^ "Blue Beanie Day 2007 photo pool". Flickr. 2019-12-01. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  4. ^ Walker, Alissa (2009-11-30). "Why Is Your Web Designer Wearing a Blue Hat Today?". Fast Company. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  5. ^ "Blue Beanie Day Tumblr". Tumblr. 2019-11-13. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  6. ^ Meyer, Eric (2014-12-03). "Blue Beanie Day 2014 – Eric's Archived Thoughts". Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  7. ^ Jeffrey Zeldman, "Designing-Web-Standards", cover showing Jeffrey Zeldman with the blue knit cap.
  8. ^ a b Lender, Robert (2015-11-01). "Blue Beanie Day - One Web for All". Nur ein Blog. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  9. ^ Featherstone, Derek (2018-11-30). "Blue Beanie Day: My Origin Story". Level Access. Retrieved 2020-04-21.

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