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#1 Ray Parrish

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 07:06 AM

Hello,

I've been reading these forums for just a short while, but it was difficult as the text was tiny, gray and on a bright background. I had to highlight the text with my mouse so I could see it well enough to read it.

Fortunately I use the Firefox browser, and just today I learned about a plugin for
Firefox called Stylish. This tool lets you create a style sheet for a web site that changes the way it looks.

It took quite a bit of scrolling down through the CSS sheet for the web site to discover the parts of it that needed to be imported into Stylish and modified to get the site to look the way I wanted it to, but now I am happy as the text has been bumped up to 16px size and is now all black.

I also have the Web Developer plugin for Firefox which makes it a no brainer to get the style sheet from a web site so you can then modify it with Stylish to your liking. Stylish will even block ads if that's what you want, but I don't know how to do that with it yet.

To get Stylish go here -

http://www.techbangalore.com/re-design-the...efox-extension/

Once you have it installed, you can get my customization of Bleeping Computer's web site here -

http://userstyles.org/styles/11766

No more eye strain while reading the forums!

Later, Ray Parrish

Edited by Ray Parrish, 03 November 2008 - 07:08 AM.


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#2 Doctor Inferno

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 08:23 AM

You can easily increase the font size in your browser.
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Posted 03 November 2008 - 09:07 AM

I use both XP and VISTA OS's. When I have a problem with small font I just hold the 'Ctrl' key and rotate my mouse wheel to increase/decrease the size. I only use the Ff3 browser also.
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Posted 03 November 2008 - 11:04 AM

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#5 Ray Parrish

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 11:42 PM

Welcome to BC!


Thanks! I've just spent most of the day reading the Web Site Development forum and have actually found answers to a few of the things I've been wondering about implementing on my web site but didn't know exactly how. Now I do, whoopee!

I already knew how to use the scroll wheel to enlarge the font, but it was also gray and the size only sticks for the page you're on so it's a drag to have to keep doing it each time I load a new page. Now the whole site looks the same no matter how many pages I load.

Later, Ray Parrish




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