CSS or Cascading Style Sheets is a style sheet that describes the look and formatting of a web page. Without stylesheets almost all modern day web sites will render incorrectly and some will be entirely unreadable. However disabling CSS styling has several uses as well, for instance it offers elemental presentation of the content. Doing so helps a web designer to see which elements are incorporated with CSS and HTML. Most major browsers provide the option of disabling styling natively (more on it later), but if you want a quick option that allows disabling of styling of a single web site on all browsers, have a look at Remove CSS bookmarklet.
To use the bookmarklet, simply drag it your bookmarks toolbar, and when required – click on it. Its effect is seen only on the active browser tab; all other websites in other tabs or window will function normally. To re-apply styles just reload the tab.
Built-in Feature of Browser to Disable CSS
Many browsers have a built-in feature to turn off CSS; here’s how you can access this option:
Turn Off CSS in Firefox
- Activate menu toolbar by pressing
- In View menu, navigate to Page Style > No Style
Turn Off CSS in Opera
- Click on Opera menu, and navigate to Page > Style > User Mode
Turn Off CSS in Internet Explorer
- Activate Developer Toolbar by pressing
- In Disable menu, select CSS
Turn Off CSS in Chrome
I couldn’t find a native way to disable CSS in Chrome. To achieve this you could use Web Developer or Pendule extension. They both have the option to toggle CSS.