Luke Hagan

Pure Reader Serif

A Safari extension to make Google Reader look better.

Update 11/12/2011: I’m no longer maintaining Pure Reader Serif as I don’t use Google Reader anymore. No guarantees that it still works. See Na Wong’s for the latest (original) version.

I’ve been making Google Reader’s appearance tolerable using Helvetireader by Jon Hicks for some time now, but a new entry into the Reader-restyling recently caught my attention. It’s Na Wong’s Pure Reader, and there were just two things wrong with it (at least that I’ve found so far):

  1. I really prefer reading things in a serif font (preferably Georgia).
  2. The post’s author line is hidden. I don’t know about you, but the source of a particular post is a major factor in whether or not I decide to read more than the headline.

No problem, it’s licensed under Creative Commons, so I just modified the CSS and created my own Safari Extension that I’ve (creatively) titled Pure Reader Serif.


P.S. May I also suggest, if you haven’t already, enabling feed favicons in Reader per this posting.

Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. All credit to Na Wong, I just made a few tweaks.