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Why can't we share calendar events on Google+ yet? Or can we? Can someone explain this to me?
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I have been asking for the same thing for a long time.
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I got my Kindle Touch 3G today. It's rad.
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Indeed it is!
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Poor Design or Lack of Planning?
I have to come clean, I am a Google fan. I enjoy their products - the usability, the availability, and the accessibility. However, there is one thing that bugs me about their vast array of products. I had hoped that this would be resolved with all of the face-lifts and redesigns they had been rolled out, but no, it has not been.

My issue with Google is that every product has a different height for their header (for example, the grey header in Google+, not the black bar). And they are only off by pixels, not even a lot of pixels. This means that it was either really deliberate or there has been no coordination. Either way, it appears to be a simple fix that they should force all separate entities to adhere to. Otherwise, I, the end-user, feels like they are fragmented. I am not too sure that is the message Google wants to convey. I feel like they want everyone to think that there is an eco-system between their products. And while the colors are the same, this one little piece of styling conflicts me. It reminds me of the "rant heard around the world" made by +Steve Yegge about the lack of a platform between different entities at Google. While the architecture of the systems is essential and critical, I think the design needs to be a "platform", as well.

Does anyone at Google have any explanations? Does anyone else notice things like this?

Please reshare so that I get at least one response from Google.

Here are the numbers (pixels) for each header of six different products:
Google+: 60px
Gmail: 57px
Docs: 58px
Calendar: 71px
Reader: 60px
iGoogle: 96px

NOTE: All heights were gathered at the same resolution.
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+jeremy wilkins, you have to remember that Google isn't always leading the pack in design though. They are notorious for bad design. It's good to see them improving in that area though.
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Rest in Peace, Steve
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Why is the Google+ app for iOS missing from the app store? Or is it? I can't find it anywhere!
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That's dumb. Guess I'll stick to the Android version then.
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I no longer see the little icon next to contacts in Gmail Chat as a video camera. It's a rocket motor to me. #WeHaveLiftOff #TPlusThirty
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For all you lovers of fun design and typography, be sure to check out this Kickstarter project from my friends. It's rad!
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Buy a deck or two!
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My favorite new app...Feedly. Check it out! http://feedly.com
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Glad you like it Chris. 
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Hey Chrome users, question for ya? I have a friend that is having issues with Chrome. He is saying pages don't load correctly and video streaming is an impossibility, etc. He has the issue on 3 separate computers (I think they are all Macs). Any suggestions for him?
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i use chrome for all my browsing on my ubuntu laptop. i have never had an issue with anything.
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My coworker made me aware that Adobe products are finally available on the Mac. Thanks buddy, I had no idea. ;)
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Ha ha. +Ryan McGovern, this is the same kid that thought his iPhone 4 had 4G, and that his iPad 2 will automatically convert Flash content to display on the device. He's a special breed.
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Introduction
I'm a "professional dreamer." I studied graphic design in school, currently work for a local jeweler as a custom designer, and I'm a Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).
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I get paid to make girls happy.
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  • Utah State University
    Graphic design, 2005 - 2010
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  • ATK
    Graphic designer, 2012 - present
  • S. E. Needham Jewelers
    Custom designer, 2004 - 2011
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