Category: Web

Pure Reader — Do your Google Reader experience a favour

We’ve already seen a bunch of prettifiers for Safari, but here’s a new one that… that… you just have to look at it. Pixel specialist Na Wong (artist profile) has hand crafted the most beautiful Google Reader restyling of modern times. Pure Reader. Personally I never quite got into the whole “Helveti” trend, so I just ended up avoiding Google Reader on the web altogether. But this new extension… it… it recrafts Google Reader into an application, but at the...

Why Google Maps seem much more “Readable” than its Competitors

This should probably hit home. Justin O’beirne: For months, I’ve been trying to figure out why Google Maps’s city labels seem so much more readable than the labels on other mapping sites. To me, Google’s labels seem to “pop” much more than the other sites’ labels. Major cities also seem to stand out much more. And whenever you’re quickly scanning the maps, the label you’re searching for seems to stand out just a little sooner on Google’s maps. What follows...

MobileMe landing page is so hot

Probably everyone knows about the Find my iPhone feature going free, but I still feel many might not have realised, just how gorgeous the new Me.com landing page is (make sure your username isn’t auto-filled). Yup, you don’t even need an account and you’re greeted with gorgeous animations, that even react to pointer movement. It’s the hottest thing in pixels this season. Kudos to the design team at Apple.

5 Safari Extensions to beautify your internets

We never really needed Safari extensions until someone showed us how they could change the way we experience the web. I’m not talking about having embedded music players or a full fledged FTP client right inside your browser. I’m talking about the ability to change the way we experience the websites that we use every day. The ability to easily override the stylesheet of any website truly exhibits the power of CSS. Here are but five plugins that the authors...

Associated Press demoes HTML5 based Timeline Reader

The AP Labs have been working on prettifying their work it seems. Today they’ve debuted a beautiful HTML5 based “Timeline Reader“, which allows you to stay abreast of the top headlines for the days. The landing page itself a beautiful sheet with the AP logo, sliding out once everything has loaded in the background. Once you’re in, you can select which sections you want enabled in the left column, while the right will display them in a horizontal timeline. Add...