{Carrer web log}


Blog about web design & development

GReadable - readability bookmarklet for Google Reader

Friday, August 20, 2010 { 3 Comments }

My friend Mirko suggested me that it would be nice if I can extend my readability project ClipR for better Google Reader support . ClipR works well with Google Reader but is not very user-friendly because you must refresh the browser for every Google Reader article.

So I decided to copy the typography from ClipR and to make completely new bookmarklet only for Google Reader.

So what basically GReadable does is expanding the article reading area inserting bigger more readable monitor optimized . You can learn more about the typography used on my previous post about ClipR typography .

Here how the text will look like before and after inside Google Reader:

Before


After


The text example is taken from Smashing Magazine article The Web Design Community Offers Advice To Beginners

Here is the bookmarklet:

GReadable   - Drag the link to your browser bookmark toolbar, then go to Google Reader page and click it.

All Google Reader articles will be modified and they will stay modified until you don’t exit or refresh Google Reader page.

I also made greasemonkey script install it here.

I will appreciate your thoughts and suggestions. Please comment.


3 Responses to “GReadable - readability bookmarklet for Google Reader”

  1. // Blogger Boon // 8/20/2010

    hi - good work! Is there any way to "revert" it back to the original view, e.g. clicking on a button.  

  2. // Blogger Vladimir // 8/20/2010

    @Boon: Thanks! Just simply refresh the browser (F5)  

  3. // Anonymous laxmi // 3/14/2011

    thanks for the tip
    how to make this bookmarklet work in Google Chrome?  

Post a Comment

<< Home

RSS IconTwitter icon Twitter icon Twitter icon

About Me <<<

Name: Vladimir Carrer
vladocar [at] gmail.com
Location: Verona, Italy
I'm a web designer, developer, teacher, speaker, generally web addicted ...

My projects <<<

§§Previous Posts <<<

Hand Drawn Icons
Photoshop Wireframing Kit Ad
 

Other Profiles <<<

View Vladimir Carrer's profile on LinkedIn

Content is licensed under a Creative Commons Public Domain License