My blog is feeling a little bare but I didn’t want to do any styling. I like the default browser look and besides setting a max width on the body, I like that I don’t have to maintain anything.
I also would love to have an always open notepad to edit the styles. I think this would be pretty useful in general for most sites. Instead of manually zooming in, I could just write a style to change the font size or line height. So I tried implementing something like that for my blog.
I wrote the change css page:
This will let you enter styles in the textarea and then it will save it to the localstorage and add it to the page. This way the user can define their own styles and view the site the way they want to. There is something quite nice about that idea even though I doubt anyone would actually do something with it.
So for now, the change css page only affects itself.
There is a certain amount of privilege in proposing something like this, after all I’m comfortable using CSS and know most of the options and so I can re-style things to suit me but someone who doesn’t know, won’t be able to and they might get a sub par experience of a site if everyone left styling up to the user. This however would also force code literacy which might be a good thing ultimately. I also imagine importing styles would also be pretty easy.