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Our <body> naked on the Web

CSS Naked Day graphic What you see here today is the content of the web page stripped of its CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) visual formatting. I've done this as part of CSS Naked Day, an annual event that tries to point out the role of CSS and web standards in what we see on the Web.

The point is that if the content of a web page is structured correctly and uses CSS to make it pretty, it still makes sense and is usable even without the CSS.

The idea behind CSS Naked Day is "to promote Web Standards. Plain and simple. This includes proper use of (x)html, semantic markup, a good hierarchy structure, and of course, a good 'ol play on words."


Oh. My. Gawd.

It's really no weirder to use cellphone technology now than it was to use the printing press in an earlier era, but there's something about this news story that made me shake my head.

Maybe it's that I have a deep distrust of organized religion, and this sort of sophisticated marketing seems to combine the worst of both worlds. The techiques of consumer advertising being used to promote spiritual growth? I don't know about you, but I have a hard time envisioning Jesus, or Mohammed, or Moses speaking to their followers this way.

Newspaper article about religious messages sent via cellphone.


Snow on the back deck.

On Tuesday I was cooking porkchops on the gas grill outside the kitchen door. It was nearly 80 degrees.

Today, about 28 degrees.

The spring flowers are taking a beating, and I don't know whether the peach and plum blossoms will survive. Might not be a pretty spring in the backyard this year.