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[Google Reader adds zoom feature] Reader, Can I Have A Lens With That Please?

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, May 8, 2008
14 years ago2,600 views

http://googlereader.blogspot.com/2008/05/reader-can-i-have-lens-with-that-please.html

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Snippet:

<<As we were experimenting with Google Reader using AxsJAX, one of the enhancements we prototyped was the addition of a simple CSS-based lens that allows the user to selectively magnify the current article. Notice that this is subtly different from using a generic screen magnifier – in that later case, you end up magnifying the entire screen. Google Reader can be smarter; since it knows which article you are currently reading, it can selectively magnify just that article upon request. This results in much better use of screen real-estate – something that is an even scarcer resource when you're a low-vision user.>>

Sander [PersonRank 4]

14 years ago #

It is not working for me on Firefox 3 Beta5. Could also be, because of my laptop keyboard.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

They have put online "AxsJAX" on Google Source.
http://code.google.com/p/google-axsjax/wiki/Showcase
The famous xkcd.com is used as example ;)
But you need GreaseMonkey, I hate it.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

BTW, on a somewhat related note, page 189 of Google Apps Hacks says:

<< [Y]ou may start to prefer reading everything from Google Reader: there may now be fewer ads, less navigation, less clutter, but instead, faster loading times. Also, every blog will appear in the same font and font size. >>

That's not strictly true. You've always been able to make different fonts, font sizes and font colours appear in Google Reader.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I see... are there actually any blogs out there who push a feed which shows a font other than the normal for the whole feed though (not just the occasional footnote or so)?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Google's Dublin Gym blog seems to use a different font (and various colours) for each post:

http://dublingymsite.blogspot.com/

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