THE NINTH ANNUAL Blue Beanie Day in support of web standards will be celebrated around the world tomorrow, November 30, 2015. The more folks who (literally and figuratively) tip their cap to Blue Beanie Day, the more we can restore or raise awareness of web standards and the accessible, open web they make possible. I hope I can count on your help to spread the word.
It’s a thrilling time to create web content and experiences, as more new coders join our ranks, using more new tools and frameworks to create more new kinds of content, experience, and interactivity. But in this environment that moves faster than reason, it’s too easy for our community and the breathless media that reports on it to lose sight of vital basics.
Progressive enhancement and accessible, semantic markup aren’t optional extras. They’re the foundation of a web that works for all people, of whatever ability, on whatever devices they choose to access it.
Please join me tomorrow, Monday, November 30th, in celebrating a web that works for all. On your social networks, use hashtag #bbd15 and add a blue beanie to your avatar or photo. And on your websites and social media, please take a moment to share what web standards mean to you. If you like, you can also post your photos or essays directly to bluebeanieday.tumblr.com.