Mr. Zeldman writes about Readability, a bookmarklet that scrapes “what you’re actually trying to read” from a webpage, actually making it an enjoyable reading experience.
You know, what a reading experience should be??
Jeffrey’s example, a Roger Ebert movie review, is more than apt… It is a c. 1996-style site, nothing terrible, but certainly nothing developed this century. But click a little Readability into it, and man, it’s like a new world… I wish I could figure out how to get everything I read via my Blackberry to filter through the bookmarklet…
And for good measure, I tried several other sites (including this post, Zeldman’s own post about Readability, and a CNN.com article), all with good results.
Beyond the obvious pleasing readability this brings most of us, I also think this should be considered a seriously powerful Accessibility tool! Removing all the clutter, increasing font sizes, creating perfect contrast… This is a serious tool! I would love to see this merged into a browser as a “feature”, rather than another bookmarklet filling my already-cluttered toolbar…