Toque ’em if You’ve Acquired ’em – A Record Aside

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On Sunday, November 30, internet designers and builders throughout the globe will have fun Blue Beanie Day 2014, sporting a blue beanie to indicate their help for internet requirements. Take part!

“What’s Blue Beanie Day,” you could ask? Nicely, it’s doable you’ve seen it in years previous: a bunch of avatars on Twitter and Fb, with selfies galore, every sporting just a little blue toque. Right here’s the factor: every is a tribute to the hat that launched a thousand websites: the blue beanie worn by A Record Aside’s personal Jeffrey Zeldman in that notorious selfie, and that finally emblazoned the duvet of Zeldman’s Designing With Internet Requirements.

However this isn’t a plug for a ebook, or for the person sporting the quite fetching hat: quite, sporting a blue chapeau is a reminder that internet requirements—requirements like semantic markup, neatly separated types, and DOM scripting—are liable for a lot of the work we do at the moment. Within the pre-WaSP, pre-DWWS world, we had been compelled to construct to the idiosycrasies of every damaged desktop browser—may you think about something like responsive internet design with out internet requirements? It’s true: we face a variety of challenges as the online strikes past the desktop. However as wild and woolly as this multi-device model of the online is, it’d be considerably tougher with out the stable internet requirements help we get pleasure from at the moment.

So if internet requirements have made your life just a little simpler—and I do know I couldn’t do my job with out ’em—then add a shot of your self sporting a blue beanie, hat, or cap to any of those wonderful social media places:

And there’s no want to attend till November 30: in the event you’ve acquired a beanie-enabled shot of your self, then publish away!

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