Jon Hicks launches a custom skin for Google Reader

Found via a Flickr post it looks like Jon Hicks has launched a skin for Google Reader.

I’ve used his bloglines skin before but since Bloglines has been playing up for me, (maybe the new internet filters at work have something to do with it), I’ve been using Google Reader.

Go get it for yourself - Download the gskin css file

Installation - Taken from http://www.hicksdesign.co.uk/journal/os-x-skin-for-bloglines which I’m guessing can be applied much the same to the Google Reader skin

To use in Camino or Firefox, copy the contents of the mozilla version into your userContent.css file. Alternatively, place it in the same chrome directory and add an import link to it from userContent.css at the very top, like so:

@import url(bloglines-moz.css); 

Or, if you’re using the Stylish extension for Firefox, just copy and paste the rules into a new rule window.

To use in Safari (with SafariStand installed), place the css file in your /Library/Safari/Stand/UserStyleSheets folder. Then when you next visit bloglines, choose ‘site alteration’ from the Stand preferences, click add to add a rule for bloglines, and then select the css file from the ‘Alter UserStyleSheet location’. Make sure you tick the box next to alter as well.

To use in Omniweb 5.5, place the file wherever you like, and select if from the site preferences when you visit Bloglines. Nice and easy!

As for Opera, I’m not sure if it can load CSS per site. Can any Opera users enlighten me on this?

I think the most simple way to implement this has to the Stylish extension for Firefox.

Update:

Jon has an official post about this on his blog

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2 comments ↓

#1 Ceilingfish on 04.13.07 at 11:11 am

dammit. Mine’s gone mental. It’s all sodding blue. I’ve BSODed greader.

#2 Jon Hicks on 04.13.07 at 10:17 pm

It’s worth pointing out that it doesn’t work well in Safari or Omniweb at the moment - Mozilla or Opera for now.

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