Show off your <body> on April 9, 2011. This year they’re calling it Naked CSS Day and there’s more plugins, tools, and code than ever before to help web designers strip their sites of CSS – down to bare HTML.
This is not an April Fools joke. It’s real. Web geeks have been doing this since 2006. Look for the hashtag #cssnakedday on Twitter and make plans to go CSS-Naked on April 9.
Here’s the text from the Naked CSS Day website:
Where did the design go
The website you just came from is not broken, the owner of it has decided to participate in Naked CSS Day 2011! Naked CSS Day is a event that is held once per year to celebrate good & well planned design. The website you arrived from will be back to its normal styled state tomorrow. Keep calm and carry on.
What does that mean
The idea behind this event is to promote Web Standards. Plain and simple. This includes proper use of html, semantic markup, a good hierarchy structure, and of course, a good ‘ol play on words. It’s time to show off your <body> for what it really is.
How to Participate
Enter your email address to be alerted before April 9th of Naked CSS Day, this will give you time to get your name in our official list of participants.
Then on April 9th, simply remove all CSS from your website, stripping it entirely of its design.
Also, Developers, Some have suggested codes & scripts have been put together into a nice list.
“This is a fun idea, fully in line with the reasons for creating CSS in the first place.
While most designers are attracted by the extra presentational capabilities, saving HTML from becoming a presentational language
was probably a more important motivation for most people who participated in the beginning.” – Håkon Wium Lie
It seems the site where I got the content for Naked CSS Day 2011 isn’t participating – ironic I know. But, there are a few around the world Tweeting about Naked CSS day.