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The frontpage is all business -- nameless tables inside nameless tables, not much to go by for CSS. But there are always things you can do to hook into an existing layout and modify it.

I'd also like to thank everyone for the great constructive feedback in the corresponding HN thread. Sometimes echo chambers can be very comforting, and HN is just that for me because HNers don't hold back on their opinion.

That is where aditya42 made a Greasemonkey script of this for your convenience. And adsahay made a general userscript that is tracked in his GitHub repo, for your other kind of convenience.

This version has been superseded by Comfy Hacker News, but you could still use this with your browser as a user style for news.ycombinator.com/*

html {
  zoom:1.32;
}
body * {
  font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, 'Liberation Sans', sans-serif !important;
}
code {
  font-size:10px;
}
img {
  zoom:.76;
}
td[style='width:18px;padding-right:4px'] a[href='http://ycombinator.com']:after{
  content:"Y";
  font-family:Tahoma;
  position:absolute;
  top:3.5em;
  left:0;
  color:#fff;
  background:#f60;
  padding:1px 6px;
}
img[src='http://ycombinator.com/images/y18.gif'] {
  display:none;
  position:relative;
  top:4.2em;
  right:3em;
  height:36px !important;
  width:36px !important;
}
center a img {
  position:relative;
  top:-.2em;
}
a[href=news] {
  margin-right:2em;
  margin-left:-2.25em;
  zoom:.76;
  font-size:2.87em;
  font-weight:200;
  letter-spacing:-1px;
  line-height:9px;
  color:#333 !important;
  text-shadow:rgba(255,255,255,.5) -1px -1px 25px, #f6f6ef -1px 0, #f6f6ef -2px -1px, #f6f6ef -3px -2px, #f6f6ef -4px -3px, #f6f6ef -5px -4px, #f6f6ef -6px -5px, #f6f6ef -7px -6px, #f6f6ef -8px -7px, #f6f6ef -9px -8px, #f6f6ef -10px -9px, #f6f6ef -11px -10px, #f6f6ef -12px -11px, #f6f6ef -13px -12px, #f6f6ef -14px -13px, #f6f6ef -15px -14px, #f6f6ef -16px -15px, #f6f6ef -17px -16px, #f6f6ef -18px -17px, #f6f6ef -19px -18px, #f6f6ef -20px -19px, #f6f6ef -21px -20px, #f6f6ef -22px -21px, #f6f6ef -23px -22px, #f6f6ef -24px -23px, #f6f6ef -25px -24px, #f6f6ef -26px -25px, #f6f6ef -27px -26px, #f6f6ef -28px -27px, #f6f6ef -29px -28px, #f6f6ef -30px -29px, #f6f6ef -31px -30px, #f6f6ef -32px -31px, #f6f6ef -33px -32px, #f6f6ef -34px -33px, #f6f6ef -35px -34px, #f6f6ef -36px -35px;
}
td[bgcolor] {
  padding-top:.5em;
  padding-bottom:1em;
}
a:link, span.comment>font {
  color:#222 !important;
}
td.title[align=right] {
  padding:.2em;
  font-weight:200;
}
td.default div {
  word-spacing: -2px;
}
span.comhead, a[href=news], code {
  font-family:Menlo, monospace !important;
}
span.pagetop {
  color:#bbb !important;
  font-size:.8em !important;
}
input[type=submit] {
  color:#fff !important;
  background-color:#f60;
  border:none;
}
td[bgcolor='#ff6600'] {
  background:white!important;
}
center>a img {
  padding:3px 4px;
  margin:0 2px;
}
center>a img:hover {
  background:#fff;
}
td.default div {
  margin-top:.7em !important;
}

last modified January 13, 2011 9:43:42 PM
discontinued on 15th of January 2011, get this instead

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