Similarly, April 9th is CSS Naked Day. A chance to throw off the shackles of good design, and see the raw beauty of your HTML. Today is intended for websites to remove their own style sheets – as this blog has done.
The idea behind this event 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 old play on words. It’s time to show off your
<body>for what it really is.
But I’d like to go a step further. Turn off page styles while browsing the web. Do it now! On Firefox, it’s easy:
You can’t change user styles in Chrome. Because Google hates giving users a choice. So open up the Developer tools and paste this into the console:
for (var style in styles = document.styleSheets) styles[style].disabled = true;
Take a look around the web. Who is using CSS when they could be using semantic HTML? Which sites hide loads of crap from users. What weird things are being stuffed in their markup? How well does your site work if there’s a glitch and the CSS doesn’t load? What would the web be like if it were unstyled?