This Planet is a Tedious Place...

11/12/08 Leave it alone!

Why do so many websites feel the need to constantly change their appearance? They could at least give you the option to choose between the old and the new, but that doesn't happen very often.

Anyway, Google Reader was updated a few days ago, and it's been annoying me that they changed the font sizes. Normally, it wouldn't be a problem if you're using Firefox - you just use Stylish or Content Preferences, etc. to change the appearance on a per site basis.

However, just to be awkward, I like having google reader in an SSB using Fluid which doesn't easily allow you to change the site's appearance. There are a few solutions on the net, using userscripts, but they all seemed to be slightly broken due to the fact that google reader keeps changing it's structure and appearance (:rolleyes:).

Luckily, userscripts are pretty simple, so using Firebug I managed to track down the elements I wanted to change, went to the Userstyles Preferences, and added a couple of CSS rules to change the font sizes:

#sub-tree {font-size:90% !important; line-height:150% !important;}
.entry-main {font-size:9pt !important; padding-bottom:1em !important;}

Set the URL Pattern to ** and Bob is your proverbial.

I wonder how long it will last?

posted by Gruntfuggly # 13:27 3 comments

Yeah, I hate those sites that keep changing their appearance... LOL! You could have waited until after I updated my front page to post this, I feel really guilty about the planned changes now. On a more serious note, one of my favourite sites has adopted those stupid rollover popup adverts, which seriously impact on my ability to read the content of (and therefore enjoy) the site.

JoJo # 11/12/08 22:29

Thought I should let you know that I'm over the guilt.

JoJo # 11/12/08 22:30

Hehe - luckily your website isn't in my list of 'automatically open' tabs, otherwise you'd be getting an angry email...

Gruntfuggly # 12/12/08 10:33

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