Chris Ruppel

the Good the Bad and the Standard

Happy CSS Naked Day!

Posted on Monday April 3rd, 2006

Wednesday April 5, 2006 is the first annual CSS Naked Day! Standards-loving web developers have decided to disable their CSS for a day to show you how important semantic markup actually is, regardless of how your site appears.

The idea behind this event is to promote Web Standards. Plain and simple. This includes proper use of (x)html, semantic markup, a good hierarchy structure, and; well, a fun play on words. I mean, who doesn't want to get naked?

When a site strips its CSS off, you see the markup and nothing else. It's actually pretty close to how a search engine or a screen reader sees it. Although a bit boring, it should still be perfectly understandable to anyone who stumbles across your site. If your site has what it takes, then you still have time! Strip that CSS off and strut that structure! ¤