9th April 2008

The Kitten is Naked

TechKittenWell, the site is anyway. In honor of CSS Naked Day (April 9th), I’ve removed the styles from my blog.

The idea is to promote Web Standards, (x)html compliance, good semantic markup, and just plain old usability. In other words, without the styling (and often layout) provided by CSS, can your site visitors still find their way around your site easily? Is your navigation clear and prominent? Do you use proper headers and titles? Remember, those with visual impairments don’t see your pretty styles anyway.

I must admit, it feels quite strange, and I feel very exposed, but I think it’s worth it to make the point, and it also has me rethinking my current theme’s styling, which I’ve been wanting to update for some time. I imagine before the end of April I’ll find some time to give it an overhaul.

Stay tuned! I’m currently writing a review of Apple’s Time Capsule and how I’m using it with Time Machine to keep two Macs backed up – I’ll be posting that in the next day or so.

Brrrr! Can someone turn up the heat in here?

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2 Responses to “The Kitten is Naked”

  1. On April 9th, 2008,Jeffro2pt0 Says:

    Your blog doesn’t look half bad without the CSS. My site is an excellent example of inaccessibility 😛

  2. 1 On April 9th, 2008,Kitten Says:

    Hey I was still able to read it, and find inspiration – not sure if I would have heard about CSS Naked Day otherwise! But I have to confess I did use a “style=”float:left;” modifier to my img tag to get my picture to the left…..hope that doesn’t disqualify me!

    Thanks for stopping by! 😀

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