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03.31.2006 - Naked Day!

Dustin has suggested that on Wednesday, April 5th, we all get naked.

In the spirit of promoting Web Standards along with good semantic markup and proper hierarchy structures, April 5th will be a day of nakedness for all webmasters to remove their style sheets from their website for one day.

I'm in - are you?

Yep! I'm definitely in :) And Thanks for posting this Steve!
Posted by Dustin Diaz on March 31, 2006 @ 5:59 pm
So you're going to promote the use of these standards by making your sites look like crap for a day? How will that help?
Posted by Ned Batchelder on March 31, 2006 @ 9:07 pm
I, for one, still find that I need to instruct developers that they need to disregard design when marking up a site. Yes, semantic tags exist in the markup, but when CSS is removed it makes no sense for the heading of the page to appear in the wrong place because the developer was still thinking presentationally instead of structurally.

So - if we can show people that our sites are still usable and readable without CSS, they will look under the hood and say "ooooh, right. now i get it.". At least, hopefully.
Posted by Steve on March 31, 2006 @ 9:47 pm


@Ned: That's right. And IMO, they won't be crap if you develop them correctly. If anything, it'll get people curious.
Posted by Dustin Diaz on March 31, 2006 @ 10:23 pm
I added it to my calender don't know if i'm in or not but my content is very useable without the style sheet. I tried it using the web developer toolbar for firefox.
Posted by wormeyman on April 1, 2006 @ 1:41 am
I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Because in my eyes nothing looks finer than clean, well-structured, semantic markup. MMmmMMmmMMMM!
Posted by Steve Ganz on April 2, 2006 @ 6:55 pm
Well sounds like a little request but sure lets all getg naked then go swimming !
Posted by Britney on April 3, 2006 @ 1:25 am
Im in, Check it out www.td50.com Nice to see theres a lot of people joining the web 2.0 revolution :)
Posted by Scott Mokler on April 5, 2006 @ 10:22 am

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