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NetNewsWire Style 2.5

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Ver­sion 2.5 of my Net­NewsWire style is now avail­able. The design is sim­ple and clean with a great deal of focus on typog­ra­phy and leg­i­bil­ity. In this new ver­sion I’ve made some improve­ments that will enhance the read­ing experience.

Another enhance­ment that I was hop­ing to imple­ment was a con­sis­tent ver­ti­cal base­line. But because of incon­sis­ten­cies within RSS feeds it was very dif­fi­cult to accom­plish, prob­a­bly even impos­si­ble. For exam­ple in cer­tain feeds blocks of copy are not wrapped in the para­graph tag, instead just use the break tag. For this rea­son it’s hard to con­trol the text and ele­ments like images.

Any­how, I’m very exited about the fea­tures I was able to add.

New Fea­tures in Ver­sion 2.5

  • Wid­ows
    Pre­ven­tion of typo­graphic wid­ows in titles and body copy via jQWidon’t.

  • Cap­i­tal­iza­tion
    All words in title are capitalized.

  • Image Resize
    Images wider than 600px are resized to fit the fixed width of the style.

Spe­cial thanks to Oliver Boer­mans for help­ing me with some bugs.

To install just dou­ble click the file.

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NetNewsWire Style Version 2.0

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Yes­ter­day I updated the style I cre­ated for the RSS reader Net­NewsWire to ver­sion 2.0. It’s a com­plete over­haul from ver­sion 1.0 with a new design.

Ver­sion 1.0 had some issues with dis­play­ing arti­cles con­tain­ing mul­ti­ple images which forced me to cre­ate a sec­ond style that could han­dle this. Switch­ing between two styles wasn’t really con­ve­nient so I set out to fix this. This new ver­sion can han­dle arti­cles with any type of con­tent, which is what the first ver­sion should have accomplished.

Ver­sion 2.0 fea­tures a design very sim­i­lar to this blog, extend­ing the visual expe­ri­ence of the site into your RSS reader. It’s sim­ple, clean and easy to read.

I’ve tested the style in NNW 3.0 but it should work in older ver­sions as well.

To install just dou­ble click the file.

Down­load NNW Style 2.0        

NetNewsWire Style

NetNewsWire Style

Recently I’ve started using a great RSS reader called Net­NewsWire that makes man­ag­ing and read­ing my 50+ feeds much eas­ier and effi­cient. The one prob­lem I have with it are the styles that are bun­dled with the app. Some of them are nice but most of them are hard to look at. They also all use pretty the same bor­ing lay­out. Title, feed info, con­tent, all in a row. So I fig­ured I’d try to make one and see how it comes out and I can hon­estly say that I like it. I used a grid sys­tem to design it so it has a nice structure.

The one issue with it though is that it breaks if there are mul­ti­ple images in the feed. Works great when there is one image or no image but once there are mul­ti­ple, they all lay on top of each other so you only see the first image. To fixed this I made a sec­ond style titled AisleOne Mul­ti­ple that alters the lay­out a bit to com­pen­sate for this prob­lem. So you set your style to AisleOne Sin­gle and when you get an arti­cle with mul­ti­ple images you change it to AisleOne Mul­ti­ple. It’s a ter­ri­ble solu­tion and I’m going to con­tinue work­ing on it. I need to fig­ure out a way for the CSS to see that there are mul­ti­ple images in the feed and set a dif­fer­ent style in that instance. If any­one has any ideas on this, please let me know. Also if you have any issues with the styles just post a com­ment and I’ll try and fix it.

I’ve only tested it in the new 3.0 ver­sion. To install just dou­ble click the files.

Down­load NNW Styles