Chrome extension to clean up reddit's styling(chrome.google.com)

7 years ago from Will Hitchcock, Freelance designer and front end developer

  • David SinclairDavid Sinclair, 7 years ago

    EXCELLENT! so much better. You successfully polished a turd! How is making extensions generally done?

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    • Will Hitchcock, 7 years ago

      Thank you. This is the first extension that I have tried to make and really only scratches the surface of what you can do with them. They are actually super easy to create and implement.

      Basically all you have to do is have a manifest.json file which handles all of the configuration. In that file you can include any HTML, CSS, JS, or media assets that you want. Chrome has a pretty extensive API that allows your plugin to actually interact with the browser. While your extension is in development, you can install it like any other extension on the management page and then when you are done you can submit it to the Chrome Web Store.

      This extension was super basic and is essentially a couple of CSS files and some jQuery to remove custom subreddit stylesheets and clean up conflicting styling from RES.

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