So I turned off my CSS today. Here’s the party line:
To know more about why styles are disabled on this website visit the Annual CSS Naked Day website for more information.
This is kinda cool, since I prefer to work with sites that focus their HTML design around their information. This site’s HTML is obviously designed by WordPress (for the most part). But it has some of the same elements of information design that are discussed in Mark Pilgrim’s Dive Into Accessibility.
In many respects, the concept is simple. Your content should be straight forward, and use decent structural techniques to house your data (>h3<‘s, >p<‘s, etc), and your stylish things (layout, colors, fonts, etc) should be injected by CSS. Turning off your CSS can help you see that. Turning off everyone’s CSS helps you see how others do it. You don’t just need to wait for one day a year to do this, though. You can use the Firefox WebDeveloper toolbar to disable CSS on any site you go to. Read more about CSS and web standards.