A helpful little browser bookmarklet from Arc90 strips all but the main text out of any web page and re-formats its layout, size, and margins, creating a newspaper or novel-like page for easier text digestion.Head to the Readability page linked below, choose your "Style" (newspaper, novel, eBook, or terminal), your text size, and how wide across the page you want the text to spread. Grab and drag the customised bookmarklet to your toolbar, and click it when you come across text that's smooshed, oddly formatted, or surrounded by stuff you don't want to see. When it works, it does just what it says, and the fonts and rendering are quite relaxing. But it doesn't catch every site's text. Intrigued? Check out this video demonstration/mission statement:
The bookmarklet is free to grab and use.