Nudity on the Web

Today, I am switching off the styling of my blog to celebrate the Naked CSS Day 2011. Similar to last year, I am participating in this annual event to promote web standards and proper, semantic markup.

Comparison between Style and No-Style

My blog's front page with and without cascading style sheets.

Not only do web standards such as Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) build the solid foundation of every browser-based endeavor. On a political level their existence encouraged the community and vendors of different origins to consolidate their work over time, eventually to the advantage of us – the online citizens.

For years, the Acid tests let users discuss how standard compliant their browsers (with respect to CSS) were. Recently, the HTML5 logo initiative came up and tries to make the technology huddle easier to understand for mere mortals. And this is where the Naked CSS day comes in:

The idea behind [Naked CSS Day] is to promote Web Standards. Plain and simple. This includes proper use of html, semantic markup, a good hierarchy structure, and of course, a good ‘ol play on words. It’s time to show off your <body> for what it really is.

Once again, thank you – Håkon Wium Lie, the W3C and the web community! For a single day, I will deactivate CSS to honor your work.

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