Is it just me or is Google really killing it?

They launch Google+ and they stepped up their game in every single tool, including … Blogger?!

Well, it seriously needed it.

The new interface is optional–yes, if you want to keep using that old, clunky, uncooperative Blogger go right ahead–but the new interface works like it should.

No more annoying extra breaks, a new undo button and the ability to underline and strike through, are just a few of the added features.

And I don’t know how else to say this, but it just FEELS better. Is that even possible for a GUI to feel better? But it does.

The only flaw I saw was that I couldn’t make my text wrap around my posted image. But that is a minor  tweak, which I am sure will be fixed.

And one missing element is the ability to insert a table. Which I REALLY wish they would add.

But over-all, Google, I must say that your timing is flawless. What’s up for the next Google fix? The Buzz??

Short quiz: what’s the difference between -, –, and —?

If you said length, well, yeah, size does matter. Kinda. But it is more about how you use it, of course!

The dash [ – ], which is created by typing the “minus” key, is used in compound words. Like in the sentence, “Toby is quite good-looking.” Or “Greg is awe-mazing”. You get my drift.

The ndash [ – ], which is created by typing the CTRL + number – or ASCII code “&#150” (ALT+0150 on number pad) or HTML code “–”, is used between a range of numbers, values or distances. For instance, “Lihsa could easily pass for 30–40 years old!”

The mdash [ — ], which is created by typing ASCII code “&#151” (ALT+0151 on number pad) or HTML code “—”, is used to set off a phrase or paranthetical—instead of actually using a nerdy pair of parantheses.

Note: you can use two ndashes––or two dashes–in place of the mdash.

But, please, leave out the spaces before and after the mdash. Otherwise, you lose all grammar-street cred if you don’t.

Have a fantabulous grammarous Friday!