Is anyone going naked for CSS Naked Day tomorrow (5th April)? click here
The idea is to promote Web Standards by showing he world how your site looks without any styling. If it has been written to standards with good structure and heirachy and semantic mark-up it shoud degrade well without style.
Dustin Diaz (the originator of the idea) does advise that it probably isn't suitable for an e-commerce site to take part (though some are) so it is mainly personal pages and blogs that will be "showing their white bits".
My website is just there for me to play with coding and to try things out, so no point in me joining in - nobody else ever visits my site except for family when I have some new photos to show. However, this post prompted me to have a look at myself "naked". Hmm... Not too bad, a bit untidy in parts, but I think that I am degrading gracefully albeit "without style".
Seriously, I thought this was a useful exercise. I check my code with W3C and take pride in getting things correct, but I hadn't thought of viewing the site without stylesheets - quite a few useful lessons learnt !!
Better yet, if you use Firefox you can download the Web Developer extension by Chris Pederick click here which gives you a toolbar from which you can disable styles, turn images off, validate your HTML and CSS, resize your window to emulate a different resolution, run a WAI or Section 508 check, view source, outline headings... and more!
John: it's nice and sunny down here :-) But like you and FE the sites under my control (here at work) don't belong to me so I can't inflict nakedness on them. (And my own site is e-commerce so probably not a good idea for it to go styleless.)
FE: What? No long blond hair and horned helmet? (For anyone that missed that very long thread last year... it involved FE and The Ride of the Valkyrie and I've never quite got the image out of my head.)
The Ride of the Valkyrie - now you're talking! Bring on my Black stallion, the one with the flashing eyes and rippling muscles. Hand me my singing sword of burnished bronze, and my golden armour. Call up those lowering storm clouds, head me into the wind, crank up the volume and turn me loose.