Making It Your Web

The Problem With Underlines

by Alex Hall (on 21st Mar 2014 @ 11:23:01)

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It's not something I've really considered before, but the age-old problem arises whereby, as soon as you know something it becomes the most important thing and you won't see anything the same again.

This occurred to me today with the basic underline. I had never considered that it might render differently in different browsers, with different fonts, at different resolutions, etc etc. However, it turns out that it can be a real pain, and the differences are somewhat surprising to say the least!

Check out this Medium article about this issue and the potential solutions we can implement to get that clean, consistent underline feel wherever/whatever you are looking at a web page from.

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Thoughts About Google+

by Alex Hall (on 6th Jul 2011 @ 16:48:56)

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It's everywhere at the moment. Everyone is talking about it. Not so many have managed to use it yet. I am one of the fortunate ones that has had a few days to use it and learn about it and see what it can really do. So, here's what I think about Google's new social media project Google .

The first thing I noticed about it is that it is very shiny! We knew something was coming when colour scheme of a lot of the Google products changed late last week and it would seem that Google is one of the reasons for this change. I can't deny, I love the new colours and layout of Google itself and Google feels a lot more like a web "application" than a new social media site.


So, what's different that Google hope will make Google more popular than other social networking sites, such as Facebook? Well, the first and for me most important and major step beyond what else is offered out there is the way to dish out content to a particular set of people (as defined by you) by using circles.

Circles are, fundamentally, a way for you to make groups of your friend or acquiantances allowing you to later specify which of these "circles" you would like your content to reach. It's like Facebook groups, except that you don't have to have people accept an invitation to join. You simple drag and drop them into the circle of your choice and when you specify that group in your next post, members can see what you've posted. It's very simple and intuitive to find and add people to these various circles, and you can make as many as you want.

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