The CSS Anarchists Cookbook
July 31, 2000 3:44 PM   Subscribe

The CSS Anarchists Cookbook How to ruin a designers pride and joy with with one simple file
posted by Foaf (4 comments total)
Interesting if you don't already know CSS... But not very usefull... Browsers have been able to override colours and font sizes for years and years... and they've used style sheets for Accessability Options since IE4...

I did think it was a cool idea to hide all 468x60 images though, I wouldn't have thought of that...
posted by Bane at 4:31 PM on July 31, 2000

The author seems to be actually quivering with excitement about that fact that he can render his own browser useless. What's the point? Is it really fun to hack yourself?

If this was an article about how to use this for something useful I might be a little more charitable, but this article is on the intellectual level of Beavis and Butthead.

Here's a few more self hacking tactics for the author:
1) You can resize your browser till it's the size of a postage stamp.
2) You can turn your monitors brightness all the way off.
3) You can turn images, Javascript, and cookies off and break all kinds of sites.

Eeewwww! What fun.
posted by y6y6y6 at 7:42 PM on July 31, 2000

I think it was intended as an entertaining way of demonstrating the power of user stylesheets. "Laugh while you learn," that sort of thing. He could have described how user stylesheets can remove typographic legibility problems on the web, but that might not have gotten anyone's attention. If you actually want to do anything USEFUL with user stylesheets, he's giving you clues, but forcing you to do a little work yourself. I dunno, I thought it was kind of fun in its nightmarish way.
posted by Zeldman at 12:09 AM on August 1, 2000

Well, of course he's just having fun as a way of teaching CSS. I learned a couple of things.
posted by dhartung at 3:13 AM on August 1, 2000

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