Monday, November 26th, 2007 has been dubbed ‘Blue Beanie Day’ by Douglas Vos over at Facebook’s ‘Designing with Web Standards‘. The idea is that web geeks who support the idea of websites being designed to the protocols, laid out by the W3C, and evangelised by a gentleman called Jeffrey Zeldman, wear a blue beanie, take a photo of themselves in the afore mentioned attire and post it on the dedicated Flickr group.
The blue beanie idea is based on the front cover of Zeldman’s book, where the author sports (yes – you guessed it!), a blue beanie. Indigo likes web standards and we try to design our sites to them, moreover Indigo Clothing sells blue beanies but personally I don’t like the man’s ego, I dislike his websites (I wrote a cynical blog post on my personal site back in March 2006 about Ma.gnolia – a Happy Cog/Zeldman site) and it would be hypocritical for us to back this slightly odd, Facebook/Flickr based, shenanigan.
Still, if you want to buy blue beanies from us, please don’t let my prejudices stop you!