CSS Naked Day
While many participants do it simply for fun, there are other motivations
Over time, we have a tenancy to disregard semantic HTML, instead patching issues with CSS. This is a problem for accessibility because screen readers have a hard time distinguishing the intention of elements without proper HTML markup. By making all HTML glaringly obvious, issues become apparent very clearly. (See #Indieweb Examples)
In many ways, CSS naked day is like the indieweb or webrings. It builds a community of like minded developers by providing a common goal.
- Some browsers like felynx/elynx/lynx and w3c are designed to be used from the terminal, providing an experience very close to CSS naked day all year
- Some indieweb writers maintain mirrors of their website on text only HTTP alternatives like Gemini and Gopher
Add yourself here… (see this for more details)
- Evan Boehs improved the accessibility of his website in the following ways:
- Jacky Alciné, as of April 2022 participates in CSS Naked Day
- Anthony Ciccarello participated this year. Finally got around to reducing the default size of some svg icons which filled the screen without CSS.
It's a good day to strip all the styling of your website and start again from scratch with a redesign.