InfoWorld's new design is driving me nuts. Despite being old, it still has stories I want to read, but the new design bothers the heck out me like I am staring at some health insurance brochure. I want to be able to view websites the way I want to and not be forced into web designer's latest whim. I want to use webskins to view webpages. Webskins can be general or site/page/fragment specific. Whenever I am viewing a site, I should be able to click on a bookmarklet like Jon Udell's LibraryLookup to find a selection of webskins I can use for a particular website or webpage I was looking at. I hope I don't have to build this myself. I got more distractions than I can deal with at the moment.
Update: I found a commercial ASP.NET component called Xheo.WebSkin that can be used to build skinnable websites. This is a server-side solution for those who have control over the website. Webskins I have in mind morph web content on the receiving end, clients and proxies, and at not the website. Legal rammifications are there but I think 'reasonable use' of web content applies here. If I listen to Madonna's songs underwater, am I violating some law?
Come to think of it, maybe I should call this WebLens or WebLenz (weblens.com is not available but weblenz.com is).