Leave your contents naked, undressed

Well, it should be easy, IF he left his content unformatted. What made it more difficult was that the titles also had ‘style’.

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When we post an entry in our blogs, we do some content formatting. For example, you use <strong>, <em>, etc. But, you probably ‘beautify’ your content using another methods. For example, I see blogs when they use inline formatting rather than using stylesheet. In its post, I can see something like this:
<font color="red">Vestibulum ante ipsum</font> primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; <font size="18">Cum sociis natoque penatibus</font> et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus.
I will stop here. I am sure you know what I mean here, right?
“What’s wrong with that? The output is fine!”. Exactly, you can have exactly what you want right now. But what if we bring this to a next level?
Long time ago, I had a friend asked me to help him on redesigning a blog. He wanted to have dark theme. When he asked for a help, he used a ‘white’ theme. Sounds easy, right? Well, it should be easy, IF he left his content unformatted. What made it more difficult was that the titles also had ‘style’.
For example, in a blog template, you will see something like this (default):
<h2>Your title goes here</h2>
And, what I saw was:
<h2>Your <font color="red">title goes</font> here</h2>
It might not be a “nightmare” if you do not have many posts. But, what if you have many posts? What if you have hundreds of posts? In some cases, I still use inline formatting, as long as ‘the content will be fine when I use another design’.