Today is Blue Beanie Day. What pray tell is that? It’s the day that you alter your Twitter, Facebook and any other profile pic to show you wearing a Blue Beanie in support of Web Standards. Even better you don’t actually have to wear a blue beanie. It’s perfectible acceptable to Photoshop one in or use a web service to apply a Beanie!
So what are Web Standards and what do they mean to you? Before I took my course I would have to say I had no idea what they were. But, my journey into web design has taught me their importance.
The net is virtually the wild west and in need of a standard to ensure that everyone can get the same experience out of this virtually play ground. As I have developed my skills I can only image what the net was like before standards started to have a wide following. It’s amazing even with the ground rules establish there is no limit on what one can do with a design.
Speaking about the net I started a Twitter account. Feel free to check me out at mtbsydney . What is really amazing thing about Twitter is it’s an opportunity to interact with some pretty amazing people. I am actually able to follow and interact with people who have written my text books, produce podcast that I listen to and are the pioneers of things such as Web Standards.
I felt it was time to try The Twitter. How can I suggest something to a client if I don’t know it inside out!
So happy Beanie Day! Enjoy what the Net is and what it so could be!