Along with the improved layout of the New Zealand Herald’s updated website design came one slightly unfortunate change: while many users liked the changed font size, some found it much more difficult to read.
While they’re probably having committees and focus groups before publishing an RFP to invite a web development agency to help them sort it out, I’ve decided that it’s too unpleasant to wait, so have created and released a small Chrome extension that fixes it.
Introducing Readable Herald.
Readable Herald increases the font size and line height, making it a little nicer to read.
Response to Readable Herald
@themorgan thanks for Readable Herald. My immediate reaction seeing the redesign was to open firebug, increase the size to 16px, then read.
— Heathsplosion (@heathsplosion) September 20, 2012
@themorgan Bless you for this wondrous creation! I have installed it already. I’ll let you know if I have any feedback.
— Robyn Gallagher (@robyngallagher) September 11, 2012
This is my first Chrome extension, let me know if you like it (or if it causes you any trouble).