Here’s something interesting. In Internet Explorer, go to Tools > Internet Tools… On the General tab (the default tab), click the Accessibility button in the lower right. Check all the boxes in the top section (see picture at right).
There, now you’re surfing naked with no page formatting — no colors, no different font sizes, no different font families — no matter what the page designer specified. It’s the Web, circa 1995. I’ll write much more on this later.