What are UserStyles?
- Userstyles let you change how any website looks by editing existing CSS classes.
- It's exactly like adding a style-sheet to an HTML document!
Getting started with Userstyles
First, you need to install a browser supported add-on, some of the most popular options are:
https://userstyles.org/ used to be (but actually sadly, still is) the most popular place of finding and uploading Userstyles.
If you've clicked on the link already, you'll have noticed it is very slow.
But why? The creator of Userstyles.org and Stylish, sold it off to a Data Analytics company named SimilarWeb. Ever since, they've bloated the site up and just left it without even bothering to fix all the bugs it has created.
Actually finding Userstyles
Here's a list of websites you can use to find Userstyles.
USOArchive is a repository of all the themes from userstyles.org. In a much simpler, much quicker layout. Keep in mind that this is just a repository, and it is not possible to add themes from this site.
StyleBase requires GitHub or Codeberg in order to upload and rate themes, but is still one of the most polished and better platforms to upload and find Userstyles. I've found this to be one of the better options.
GreasyFork was originally made for UserScripts, but it has since recently added support UserStyles. The site has an older style, and if you don't like that, I've made a UserStyle that makes it look more modern.
Freestyler forces you to use its own browser Add-on for installing Userstyles, and has a slightly older style.
Once you've found a Userstyle you want to install, find the install button, click it, and if you're using the Stylus extension it should take you to a screen like this (It may look different depending on the Add-on): Here's the style shown in the image incase you're wondering
... I don't see that page!
Either, you didn't install the proper add-on, or the file name doesn't end in
.user.css, that is how add-on's know that it's a UserStyle!
I've installed the style but it doesn't work!
Well... That's the style's developer's fault. Please don't blame the browser Add-on you've used. Only do so if you are 100% sure it is something with the Add-on and not the Style!