Ben Buchanan css naked day javascript

Created by Ben Buchanan last modified
/*! CSS Naked Day script v2.0 | The MIT License (MIT) Copyright (c) 2015 Ben Buchanan */
Removes all linked, alternate, embedded and inline styles on April 9th (unless set to ignored). Works in IE11 and evergreen browsers.
Changes: 2020.08.23 v2.0 - Updated to catch alternate stylesheets & added ignore feature.

  var today = new Date(),
      month = today.getMonth(),
      day = today.getDate(),

  // For testing:
  // month = 3; day = 9;

  if (document.querySelectorAll && month === 3 && day === 9) {

    // Add data-cssnakedday="ignore" to any element you want this script to ignore/not remove.
    // Useful if you have CSS supporting functionality that should still work during naked day.
    function notIgnored (el) {
      return (el.getAttribute('data-cssnakedday') != "ignore")

    // Remove all linked stylesheets and style blocks
    elements = document.querySelectorAll('link[rel~="stylesheet"], style');
    for (var i = 0; i < elements.length; i++) {
      if(notIgnored(elements[i])) {

    // Remove all inline styles
    attrs = document.querySelectorAll('[style]');
    for (var ii = 0; ii < attrs.length; ii++) {
      if(notIgnored(attrs[ii])) {

    // Inject a message at the top of the document. Optional - just remove this section if you don't want it.
    var message = document.createElement('div');
    var body = document.getElementsByTagName('body')[0];
    message.innerHTML = '<p>Why is this page looking so simple? It\'s <a href="">CSS Naked Day</a>!</p><hr>';
    body.insertBefore(message, body.firstChild);


Comments (5)

  1. Neville Stokes

    Might link[rel="stylesheet"] give a more appropriate list of elements to remove, rather than removing all link elements?

  2. Dan Q

    Might link[rel~="stylesheet"] be even better? That will also match e.g. <link rel="alternate stylesheet" ...> (alternate stylesheets could be in use by a given user-agent) and any other/future secondary rel values that include stylesheets.

    1. Ben Buchanan

      Good idea. Have updated the script to use that selector; and I’ve added an ignore feature while I was looking at it.


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