Readability on the iPad


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I certainly increased my reading on the web by 20 % since I bought the iPad and there is no doubt that it is a nice reading device.

However, If the iPad is good to read books and white paper, certain web sites are not yet optimized to display their articles on an iPad.

So I suggest you a small tips by using the readability bookmarklet on the iPad. To do so proceed as follow:

1. Open this post on your iPad

2. Save this page in your bookmark bar

3. Edit your bookmark

  • Change the title to “ Readability”
  • Copy the following javascript:

javascript:(function(){readStyle=’style-newspaper’;readSize=’size-large’;readMargin=’margin-wide’;_readability_script=document.createElement(‘SCRIPT’);_readability_script.type=’text/javascript’;_readability_script.src=’http://lab.arc90.com/experiments/readability/js/readability.js?x=’+(Math.random());document.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)[0].appendChild(_readability_script);_readability_css=document.createElement(‘LINK’);_readability_css.rel=’stylesheet’;_readability_css.href=’http://lab.arc90.com/experiments/readability/css/readability.css’;_readability_css.type=’text/css’;_readability_css.media=’screen’;document.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)[0].appendChild(_readability_css);_readability_print_css=document.createElement(‘LINK’);_readability_print_css.rel=’stylesheet’;_readability_print_css.href=’http://lab.arc90.com/experiments/readability/css/readability-print.css’;_readability_print_css.media=’print’;_readability_print_css.type=’text/css’;document.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)[0].appendChild(_readability_print_css);})();

and paste it in your bookmark.

edit bookmark2

4. Enjoy a better reading experience on your iPad.

readability iPad - before redability - bookmark view2 readability iPad - After
Before After
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One Response to “Readability on the iPad”
  1. Vincent Maurin says:

    Thanks for the tip Sébastien.

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