Custom CSS = Love Trello More

Trello with custom CSS
My Trello with custom CSS, using the Safari User CSS extension

I love working with Trello. Compare the free and cheap project management tools out there, and Trello can compete. More nimble, dextrous, and powerful than most. For free.

Effective. Elegant. User-friendly. Excellent in most every area.

In beauty, though — it’s only passible.

Having just tried and compared many alternate services, I’ve come back more committed to Trello, and determined to enjoy it more as well.

So I’ve added some custom styles — and found my love has grown.

Of course this is largely a matter of preference. But I’ve knocked off corners and borders, made avatars round, added some white space, gone largely gray-scale — and, well, see for yourself.

Do it Yourself

If you like it or would like to innovate on it, here is a Gist of my styles.

You’ll need to add the styles to your favorite browser, as user styles made specific to the domain:

To help with this, use a browser extension for your favorite browser.

Browser Extensions

Further Reading and Resources

Mozilla Developing a WebAPI to replace native apps with HTML5

Mozilla has launched an ambitious new project aimed at breaking down the proprietary app systems on today’s mobile devices. The project, dubbed WebAPI, is Mozilla’s effort to provide a consistent, cross-platform, web-based API for mobile app developers. Using WebAPI, developers would write HTML5 applications rather than native apps for iOS, Android, and other mobile platforms.

Mozilla isn’t just talking about WebAPI, it’s already hard at work and plans to develop the APIs necessary to provide “a basic HTML5 phone experience” within six months. After that, the APIs will be submitted to the W3C for standardization.

Among the APIs Mozilla wants to develop are a telephone and messaging API for calls and SMS, a contacts API, a camera API and half a dozen more.

via Mozilla WebAPI wants to replace native apps with HTML5 — Ars Technica.

Mobile Phone Browsers will Outnumber Computer Browsers by 2013

From Gartner’s 2010 report:

By 2013, mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common Web access device worldwide. According to Gartner’s PC installed base forecast, the total number of PCs in use will reach 1.78 billion units in 2013. By 2013, the combined installed base of smartphones and browser-equipped enhanced phones will exceed 1.82 billion units and will be greater than the installed base for PCs thereafter.

Mobile Web users are typically prepared to make fewer clicks on a website than users accessing sites from a PC. Although a growing number of websites and Web-based applications offer support for small-form-factor mobile devices, many still do not. Websites not optimized for the smaller-screen formats will become a market barrier for their owners — much content and many sites will need to be reformatted/rebuilt.

via Gartner Highlights Key Predictions for IT Organizations and Users in 2010 and Beyond.