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Just the facts, ma’am

Use [Stylish](https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2108/)?

Read [The Irish Independent](http://www.independent.ie/)?

Hate that site’s article page design?

Me too. So I wrote a simple (11 lines of actual CSS) user style for the article page which, to my eyes anyway, improves the experience of using that site. I changed the font family and size, changed the line height, italicised the first line of the article to make it more of a lede. Oh, and I also yanked the google adverts. I guess this is slightly rude, since, y’know — global economic crisis and all, they probably need the advertising cash — but seriously, there’s more advertising space than article space. That’s just bullshit.

I didn’t touch any of the main landing pages because I hardly ever go to the site directly, I just go to the articles from my RSS reader.


Independent - Before


Independent - After

You can [grab the userstyle here](http://lowbrowculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/irish-independent.css).