An aesthetic revision of hn with all the function and most of the charm.
One day it struck me that it wouldn't take much to make HN look a lot better. Its simplicity is supremely functional, but sometimes its 90s-era charm feels a bit stale.
So I made a stylesheet to retain the charm of the original site while smoothing out some of its rougher edge.
what it does
Changes made include:
- Background color is uniform throughout page.
- Font changed to Lato throughout, Raleway for numbers.
- Added spacing to top navigation bar.
- Removed logo border to better fit the space.
- Replaced up-vote button image, so it's sharp regardless of screen resolution.
- Added spacing around up-vote button.
- Added spacing between posts.
- Nicer "More" button at page bottom.
how to use it
You can simply copy & paste the CSS in this repository into a new Stylish style applied to "news.ycombinator.com". Stylish is available for Firefox and Chrome. Check out their homepage here...there are lots of other custom styles available there for many other websites.