Want to browse the world of web without any clutters? If you browse through the web you can find the information you want somewhere in the middle of Google Ad-sense ads, banner ads and loads of other distracting stuffs. Is there a way to easily see the actual content while reading the web through a browser?
Yes, there were lots of experiments to solve this problem of cluttering. I have discussed few of them here.
Option 1: Opera reader
Opera has one solution for this cluttering problem but from a different perspective. Opera tried to bring back the web from scrolling to paging. Opera Reader, which implements CSS3 extensions that allow content to be split into pages. These pages can be
turned in a natural manner through gestures rather than point and click, figures can be floated to the top and bottom of pages, and the documents have a sense of themselves and their environment; they know about documents above, below and on the sides.
But for this to work, the websites should enable these options through some CSS3 coding and you have to view the site through a special browser from Opera. Download this browser from Opera and you can see below examples to test these options yourself. You can navigate the pages through left and right arrows and you cannot find any scrolling options. You can advance to the next page just by hitting the space. This avoids any need for long scrolling through the pages. Test these sites garden.co.uk and Olive twist with Opera reader.
Option 2: Clearly from Evernote
Clearly from Evernote takes a different approach from the Opera reader. Clearly makes blog posts, articles and web pages clean and easy to read. But you still have to read the blog by scrolling though. You can install a add-on in you existing browser itself. (A clear advantage from Opera reader). You can get the add-on for Google chrome here. Clearly’s advantage is its doesn’t require any help from the web developers to add any css3 code to make it work.You can also save them to Evernote to read them anywhere. I am using Clearly and it worked almost in any websites. I truly recommend clearly for a clutter free reading. Enjoy the video which demonstrates the power of Clearly.
Option 3 : By the Websites itself
Some blogs provides an option to discard all the clutters and view the actual content. For example Digital Inspiration provides an easy option to view their site without clutter. It upto the developer to provide this option. One more thing…A different approach to solve the clutter. One completely different approach is from players like Google currents, Flipboard, Pulse, feedly etc., Except feedly all were designed to be used on the touch screen interface. I am not covering about these players. So far my recommended method to view the content without any clutter in a browser is by using the clearly add-on from Evernote.
On a side note, Since viewing any web page with Clearly removes all the clutters, the content is well formatted and seems like you are actually doing some work. Thus you can fool your boss around that you are doing something related to work in your office.
Let me know your feedback in comments.