By Werner Ruotsalainen updated on 12/01/2009
You may well remember my article on making (unreadably) small characters larger. The scriptlet presented there works with most pages.
With some, however, it results in rows without any gaps in between. An example is dealextreme.com’s product descriptions; for example, THIS. With the default charsize, they look like the following:
After running the standard 18 point-scriptlet, the text, while indeed getting larger, becomes much harder to read:
Now, run the following scriptlet, which increases the gap between individual rows from 100% to 150%:
The results are as follows:
Nice, eh? No more problems with the line spacing.
This works with all the previously-ugly webpages. Happy browsing - and keep an eye out for my soon-to-be-published, brand new iPhone Web Browsing Bible!
Note: as explained in my earlier article, you can directly paste the above scriptlet text to a new (or edited) Web browser (assuming it does support scriptets: at the time of this writing – also see the “Scriptlet support” row in THIS chart – any Safari version, iCab Mobile 2.0, Journey Web Browser 1.3, iNetDual 1.2.0, Perfect Browser 2.7 and Full Screen Web Browser 1.1.1) favorite with a simple copy/paste operation.
UPDATE (12/01/2009): I’ve posted an entire tutorial to
adding scriplets. In addition, the new article has a lot of additional goodies:
Find in page with Next functionality (!)
New versions of the lifeclever.com scriptlets deployable
right on the iPhone, even in Safari
A complete report on all (scriptlet-capable)