CSS Naked Day

Posted Apr 04, 2006 in CSS, Events, Markup, Web Design, XHTML.

I first learned of this from Richard Rutter, but the idea apparently comes from Dustin Diaz. April 05 has been designated as the “CSS Naked Day” - where sites are stripped of all stylesheet rules for the day. As Richard points out, April 05 lasts for about 48 hours if you consider the entire planet, with datelines and such.

If you really dig around my site, you will see the occasional flash of inline or embedded CSS, because I only disabled the external styles. They will have to remain as embarrassing monuments to presentational markup.


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    the comment box is a bit small

    Posted by Paul Nixon on Apr 04, 2006.

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    Please make 1996 go away...I beg of you. ;)

    Actually, it works just fine.

    Posted by Bill on Apr 04, 2006.

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    The comment box width has always been governed by CSS, because the site is a fluid design. If I'd set the width of the textarea with "rows" and "cols", the layout would've broken if the browser window was resized to be particularly narrow. This is obviously a usability concern, however, so I need to have a look at what can be done.

    Posted by Simon Jessey on Apr 04, 2006.

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    It's painfully obvious that stripping styles off the site has revealed a few usability concerns that need addressing. Part of the problem is that I built this site quite a while ago, and my skills have improved considerably since those earliest forays into database-driven work.

    Perhaps a reworking of the si-blog is now in order. I shall spend a bit of time tweaking it over the next few weeks to improve things a bit.

    Posted by Simon Jessey on Apr 05, 2006.

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    cols and rows should always be set to a resonable size. These can be overridden by CSS.

    The other confusing issue with this form is that the LABEL is after the input... which is just wrong!

    Posted by Trovster on Apr 05, 2006.

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    Naked Day is over, so I've restored my styles. That was messy!

    Posted by Simon Jessey on Apr 06, 2006.