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Purple Logo #663399Becca

I never met Eric Meyer, but we used some of his code on our website. I read his blog often, looking for tips & tricks on web design and coding. Last year he mentioned on his blog that his five year old daughter was sick. She had cancer. On - her 6th birthday - Rebecca Meyer died. As the father of a young daughter, I cannot imagine what her family are going through.

On Thursday, the , Rebecca will be buried. Purple was her favourite colour - just like my daughter, and I guess a lot of 5 and 6 year old girls. Purple can be expressed in the hexadecimal language of web design as #663399. Some people had the idea of using the Rebecca's favourite colour in a hashtag and a lot of people have changed their social media icons for the same reason.

If you would like to know more about why our social media icons are purple, please read this blog post by Richard Zeldman

(The family requests that charitable donations be made in Rebecca's name to the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House or the St. Baldrick's Foundation.)

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