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April 4, 2008

Promote Standards Awareness with CSS Naked

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CSS Naked is a standards-awareness initiative led/organized by Dustin Diaz. On the specified date, April 9th, all participating websites will strip their sites of their CSS, allowing the world to see the underlying clean-code usability:

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 of course, a good 'ol play on words. It's time to show off your <body>.

While I would love to participate in this, I wouldn't recommend it for Blogger users. The building blocks of Blogger blogs, widgets, produce all sort of irrelevant divs and such that are used exclusively as CSS hooks. Aside from the fact that the underlying code is NOT semantic, disabling styles on Blogger sites (well, this one anyway) is NOT pretty (or, for that matter, usable). If you must see the results of such an inadvisable act as disabling CSS, you can (using FireFox) go to View -> Page Style -> No Style. This will disable styles for the current page (or the current tab, I'm not exactly sure).

So, to reverse Dustin's little play on words -- sorry, you don't get to see my <body> :P

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