It’s CSS Naked Day!

What happened to the design?

To know more about why styles are disabled on this website visit the Annual CSS Naked Day website for more information.

So…. why? Basically, if you were to remove the stylesheet from your site like I’ve done, the site shouldn’t become confusing, especially from an accessibility standpoint. If it does become difficult to use and navigate, the semantics of the markup (the stuff that the CSS actually styles) are, in essence, not semantically correct.

The influx of CSS-based designs over the past 2-3 years has been welcomed, but sometimes I wonder if it’s just as bad as when folks coded using tables – they just replace an abundance of tables with an abundance of divs. That’s not the point of CSS. If you just pretty-up the outside but still have the mishmash of confusing code and structure underneath, you’re still misusing code.

P.S. I’ve already made one change to my mark-up as soon as I removed the CSS that I didn’t know was wrong until the site was unstyled. There are a few more things I know I need to fix eventually as well. (Like, why the heck is the comment link on main posts so huge? Because I used the wrong tag for it.) I see this all as a good thing.