Well, it’s the first post of the new site blog! And what better day to mark it than a day dedicated to supporting web standards?
Actually, this is purely coincidental… I didn’t know there was such a thing, but lo and behold, the internet delivers again. I don’t own a blue beanie, though. Maybe I’ll do some pixel art or something. Everyone likes pixel art, right?
To be quite honest, it feels a little like sacrilege, talking about web standards on a tumblog. (Edit: Well, it was when I made this post.) The iframe that Tumblr embeds before the closing body tag contains a handful of ampersands that break validation, in spite of my best efforts. This is after having to fall back on XHTML 1.0 Transitional just to hammer an iframe through in the first place. Somehow, the fact that the lack of validation isn’t my fault makes it so much worse. It’s out of my hands! It’s positively giving me hives.
But still, happy Blue Beanie Day, kids! Support web standards, validate your code, stay in school. Maybe consider a W3C donation, if you’re feeling in the spirit of giving? ‘Tis the season, after all.