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Google’s Pokemon joke & the Father of Helvetica Passes on 🙁

Apr 13, 2014

Play Pokemon in Google maps

This will probably only work for the next few days but, if you jump onto a Android phone and click the map application, then click the search box and wait for the start icon to pop up – click that. You can now start catching Pokemon to go in the running for a job at Google!

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Mike Parker Passes on – Godfather of Helvetica

Designed in 1957, Helvetica is one of the most loved and probably the most famous fonts in history. Created just after World War 2, the font’s goal was to change from the stale, old Times New Roman type to something that was modern and clean.

I highly recommend watching the documentary called ‘Helvetica’.

“It is not a letter that’s bent to shape; it’s a letter that lives in a powerful matrix of surrounding space,” he said. “It’s — oh, it’s brilliant when it’s done well.”

Inventor of the internet marks its 25th birthday by calling for net neutrality
“Unless we have an open, neutral internet we can rely on without worrying about what’s happening at the back door, we can’t have open government, good democracy, good healthcare, connected communities, and diversity of culture.”

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Questions and Answers

Whenever I hit the Enter key it leaves a gap? I just want a line space.When you hit the Enter key it creates what they call a paragraph break. If you just want the text to go to the next line you can hold Shift and Enter. You’ll find the same works for Microsoft word or any other word type program.
I want to change the fontBefore you can add a style you need to highlight the text by clicking your mouse and dragging it over the text. You can then add italics, bold and so on. Try not to change the colours or make it look to tacky. Plain and simple is best.
What’s a h1 (heading 1) and h2These are types of headings that the makers of html (website code) came up with. For good SEO you should only have one h1 heading on each page, then a few h2’s if needed and some h3’s.

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