Where Did My Common Syntactical Sense Go?

by M. David Peterson

[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)

[Orig. Post]

Is "syntactical" even a word?

Oh, well, never stopped me before, so I won't let it stop me now.

CSS Naked Day



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.

2 Comments

Brendan Taylor
2006-04-06 09:21:41
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.

M. David Peterson
2006-04-06 09:26:18
Ahhh... see thats the part of this I was missing. Maybe it was just how I read it, but this particular aspect of the reasons set forth didn't seem to shine through.


What you have spec'd out here makes perfect sense. Too bad I missed it by a day... I would have joined in.


Thanks for the insight!