Aerial - a CSS style for Reddit (RES-compatible)

Added by LaurelQuade@userstyles, Created: Aug 27, 2012, Updated: Jul 30, 2013


A complete makeover for Reddit.

Version: 1.3.1

At this moment, avaliable for Chrome only.

  • RES-compatible
  • Includes an RES Nightmode and Dashboard
  • Fixed Header: a fully transformed header fixed as a column on the left
  • 100% responsive
  • Better comment readability with a narrower column
  • Permalinked comments optimized for even greater readability
  • Warns about not being able to vote when not logged in
  • Link timespan "links from: today, this week, this month" no longer has to be accessed through dropdown

More info
Questions you may have:

What about custom subreddit styles?
Aerial was not meant to be used with custom styles.
It’s impossible to create a CSS theme of Aerial’s extent that can be compatible with every subreddit style. Thus, especially with more complex custom styles, Aerial and the custom style can get in conflict and make things look messy.
I suggest unmarking the RES “Use subreddit style” checkbox, on the sidebar, right below the name of the subreddit whose style gets in conflict with Aerial. Alternatively, you can disable all subreddit styles by going to Reddit preferences, and in the “display options” section, unmark “allow reddits to show me custom styles”.

Why doesn’t it work on Firefox?
Because I made it on Chrome, and when I tested it on Firefox, I learned that the CSS hierarchy rules on Firefox are very different. Depending on the feedback, I can work on a version compatible with Firefox.

Why is the Fixed Header a separate style? Don’t Stylish styles have modules?
Yes, but the entire code is more than 64KB, which cannot be put in a single style.

Why aren’t there style options?
Because they would render the style unupdateable, and I intend to keep working on it.

Can I make changes in the code?
If you know what you’re doing, go ahead! Or if you don’t, go ahead as well, most of the time I didn’t know either.

You should to add comment and rate the style.


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