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Celebrate JavaScript Naked Day every year on April 24

April 24, 2024

Today my personal web site is being served sans-JavaScript in honor of JavaScript Naked Day.

I implemented this on my web site using a global JS_ENABLED in my Eleventy configuration file (propagated to templates via Eleventy’s global data). This removed the <script> elements in the output of the site’s build.

Origin Story

It started with a toot celebrating CSS Naked Day:

It’s #CSSNakedDay! I love this trend—it highlights the importance of a foundation of good HTML. We need a similar one for JavaScript! #JSNakedDay should be April 10 😅

Related: I first wrote about CSS Naked Day in April 2020.

And then Simon MacDonald ran with it, settling on April 24:

In some countries, “April 24” can be written as “4/24” — which is also the HTTP error code for a failed dependency. JS Naked Day promotes the fact that websites should work without a dependency on JavaScript.

Simon even built a web site:

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  1. catraxx :v_cat: :antifa:

    catraxx :v_cat: :antifa:

    @zachleat Jokes on you! My site doesn't use JS to begin with

  2. I’m just Nick ????

    I’m just Nick ????

    @zachleat I misunderstood the premise and now I’m unemployed

  3. Zach Leatherman :11ty:

    Zach Leatherman :11ty:

    @chileannick the emperor has no clothes! Is it too late to take over as head of a monarchy?

  4. Zach Leatherman :11ty:

    Zach Leatherman :11ty:

    @catraxx every day is a holiday for you!

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