Google Reader:Magnify articles with CSS lens based on AxsJAX

Google is now experimenting with AxsJAX after AJAX.Using AxsJAX they have included a new simple CSS-based lens feature in google Reader that allows the reader to enlarge or shrink the font of the article he is reading. This is infact different from a generic screen magnifier that magnifies the entire screen.On the contrary this CSS-based lens will let you selectively magnify or shrink only the article you read.

Google prototyped this via the AxsJAX framework and was cool enough to decide that this feature be loved by all users.

Magnify articles in google reader

How to enlarge the font of the article you are reading in google Reader?

Press “=” to enlarge the font of the article you are reading in google Reader.

How to shrink the font of the article you are reading in google Reader?

Press “” to shrink the font of the article you are reading in google Reader.

Isn’t that cool? this is what google makes great. It knows what the users will want and quite often surprises its users. Enjoy the CSS lens based on AxsJAX framework in google Reader.

3 comments on “Google Reader:Magnify articles with CSS lens based on AxsJAX
  1. That’s really a very good feature. But this type of feature i.e enlarging the text is quite simple using Firefox.

    Just press down “Ctrl” and use mouse scrolling to enlarge or shrink the text.

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  2. that will enlarge the entire screen text (browser text)…but this will affect only the article that you read….

  3. Nice feature, I just tried it out.

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