OS X Skin for Bloglines

Discussion in 'Macintosh' started by SPeedY_B, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

    Messages:
    15,800
    Location:
    Midlands, England
  2. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

    Messages:
    16,948
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    That does look interesting, but I agree it wouldn't look right on a PC.

    Not to hijaack - but what is your take on Google Reader? I tried it recently after it got updated, I didn't see anything worth switching over from Bloglines to be honest.
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

    Messages:
    15,800
    Location:
    Midlands, England
    Google Reader > Bloglines.

    They've bastardised Bloglines recently with all the Ajax-y rubbish thrown at it, if anything it made it slower than it previously was. Google reader actually works with Safari properly (unlike BL), it also updates feeds much faster than Bloglines.

    It does have its downsides, I think the loading times are pretty weak, however once the initial load passes, everything just flows, and the ability to view all your items is very welcomed. Also I don't like how feeds are restricted to a portion of your screen height, where-as Bloglines utilises the full height of your browser/screen.

    Overall though, I think that Google Reader just offers a better experience.
     
  4. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

    Messages:
    16,948
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Good opinions all around.

    I actually like the "Ajax-y" effect that Bloglines has inherited recently. That was one of the negatives I always thought about Bloglines is you had to manually refresh. Now I pretty much leave the page open all day long and check it from time-to-time.

    I really have no complaints, with Bloglines at all :)
     
  5. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

    Messages:
    10,574
    Location:
    Santa Clara, CA
    Jon Hicks is the man. Too bad I don't use Bloglines anymore. I'll copy paste my thoughts on Google Reader:

     
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

    Messages:
    15,800
    Location:
    Midlands, England
    Version 1.3: http://www.hicksdesign.co.uk/journal/bloglines-skin
     
  7. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

    Messages:
    16,948
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Maybe I'll have to look at this a bit deeper, as I said I only gave it a few minutes. Probably not a fair time to judge it ;)
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

    Messages:
    15,800
    Location:
    Midlands, England