Jamie Balfour BSc

Welcome to my personal website!

Technology enthusiast

I am very interested in technology, particularly relating to computer science. I am most interested in web design and development.

My main hobby is programming. One of my most well known products from this is ZPE. I also am the sole creator of BalfBlog, BalfBar and BalfSlider.

A little bit about me

In 1997, when I was six years of age, I got my very first computer. I was always very interested in the ins and outs of it and dismantled it to see how it worked.

Years later, in 2016 I received my BSc (with honours) in Computer Science, obtaining a First class degree.

I'd like to welcome you to my website and hope you enjoy using it as much as I have enjoyed building it!

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Personal Blog

Yesterday, Google announced a new logo. I noticed it when on the off chance I needed to use Google (I'm a Duck Duck Go user now). 

The new logo is the biggest change the company has made to it's logo in the 16 years of existence. It's quite an amazing change too, the font is no longer a serif font but a new sans-serif font.

What do you think of the new logo?

New logo

Aim: The aim of the latest update was to make the website more consistent across multiple platforms.

In the last major update prior to this (3.4), I changed the site to have multiple fonts across the different platforms: Helvetica was used on Macs and iOS devices and Segoe UI on Windows and Windows Phone devices. 

Today, I'm happy to announce a cross platform Open Sans font has been installed on to this website. As well as that there is a far more consistent search box on the site with no issues on any of the modern browsers.

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Site accessibility

A lot of the original functionalities that once existed here have been removed.

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