Every time I interact with the default browser styles I am surprised just how ugly they are. I then start applying the same basic styles to de-uglify the page and modernizing things like the font family, spacing, and type scale.

To speed up this process I’ve created smol.css. A drop in CSS file that you can add to any site to make it look a bit less like the very first web page. It is intended to improve the look, feel, and readability of text focus sites.

You can find an example of what the CSS files does at It is also available on GitHub. Feel free to fork, edit, modify however you like.

A plan on extending this over time and maybe one day it will resemble an actual CSS framework. For now, it is just a simple replacement for browser styles.