[QUICK-UPDATE: Brendan Taylor just offered up the piece to this I was missing (copied from his comment below):
Who said anything about a crisis?
I think it’s a good idea. Part of the point of the HTML/CSS combo is that you can ignore the CSS (because you’re using lynx or you’re blind or you think designers have a terrible sense of style) and still have everything work properly. People don’t always remember that and going naked for a day encourages them to.
As I stated in my follow up, now I get it, and wish I had known about this a day earlier as I would have joined in on all the fun. :) (although, I’ve probably just caused the rest of you to require therapy because of the images just burned into your inner-eye, huh? Hmmm… Sorrry ’bout that! :D)
Is “syntactical” even a word?
Oh, well, never stopped me before, so I won’t let it stop me now.
Where did my Design go?
Welcome to the first annual CSS naked day which will be happening April 5th, 2006. The idea behind this event is to promote Web Standards. Plain and simple. This includes proper use of (x)html, semantic markup, a good hierarchy structure, and; well, a fun play on words. I mean, who doesn’t want to get naked?. Feel free to see the original reference article for more information.
Have I missed something? Is CSS in danger of being replaced by something else? And what about the hierarchy structure? Is there going to be a first annual no hierarchy in your markup day. What about a no markup day? Now that would really fit well with the whole naked theme!
Don’t get me wrong… I’m all for getting naked, as long as — Ummm… I think I’ll just stop there. This is a family blog, so I’d best keep it Family Rated :)
So back to this whole CSS thing.
What’s the point? CSS is GREAT! Does anybody not use it for displaying web content? I mean, I realize that there are those who simply don’t see the need to go beyond standard HTML 4.01 elements and built-in style-like attributes, or even 3.x for that matter, using the typical same said attributes for things like changing the color, or the size of a font, or what have you, but the difference between the two is… ?
In other words, if you take away properties and values out of ANY programming language, markup language, etc… you’ve pretty much just rendered your program or document useless, or at very least you’ve just described Object Oriented Programming which for all intents and purposes pretty much results in the same thing. ;)
I guess maybe I’m just blinded to any knowledge that theres a crisis of some sort. That, or the web design communities are feeling under appreciated?
Poor things… I’m sorry… I appreciate you if that makes you feel any better. And think of it this way, you could have it a lot worse,
You could be a factory generated OOP programmer.
See… nots so bad after all, now is it. Now would you PLEASE put your clothes back on! I mean, after looking through that list, the mental images caused by a good fifty(50) or so folks hold the potential for life long scarring, or at very least therapy sessions for the next 10 years.
Thanks for understanding :)