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Chrome Dev Summit 2018 Day 2: Ready for the next movement

November 13th, 2018

Chrome Dev Summit day 1 is all wrapped up and we hope you enjoyed discussing what developers can do to build high-quality web experiences today. Now, in day 2 we will give you a preview of the new technologies the Chrome team will be working on over the next year. Modern navigation on the web…

PageSpeed Insights, now powered by Lighthouse

November 12th, 2018

At Google, we know that speed matters and we provide a variety of tools to help everyone understand the performance of a page or site. Historically, these tools have used different analysis engines. Unfortunately, this caused some confusion because the recommendations from each tool were different. Today, we’re happy to announce that Pagespeed Insights (PSI)…

Chrome Dev Summit 2018: Building a Faster, Smoother, Capable Web

November 12th, 2018

Today, we’re welcoming the web community to the 2018 edition of the Chrome Dev Summit. Over the next two days we will celebrate the evolution of the platform and share updates on our efforts moving the web forward with the help of the entire ecosystem. Chrome’s 10th birthday gave us an opportunity to reminisce about…

Our commitment to a more capable web

November 12th, 2018

Since the beginning of Chrome we have worked to provide a solid foundation for modern web applications. Those capabilities have enabled new experiences on the web that were never thought possible. WASM is enabling new classes of games and productivity apps like Sketchup and AutoCAD, WebRTC enables new ways to communicate, and service workers allow…

New Resource: The Business Case for Digital Accessibility

November 9th, 2018

The WAI Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) has published The Business Case for Digital Accessibility. It describes that accessibility can drive innovation, enhance your brand, extend market reach, and minimize legal risk. It includes direct and indirect benefits of accessibility and the risks of not addressing accessibility adequately. It provides case studies and examples…

Notifying users of unclear subscription pages

November 8th, 2018

Every month, millions of Chrome users encounter pages with insufficient mobile subscription information. Surprising charges that come from unclear communication are a poor user experience. That’s why starting from Chrome 71 (December 2018), Chrome will show a warning before these pages so that users can make informed decisions when signing up to mobile-based subscription services….

TTML1 3rd, TTML2, TTML-IMSC1 are W3C Recommendations

November 8th, 2018

The Timed Text Working Group has published the following specifications as W3C Recommendations: Timed Text Markup Language 1 (TTML1) (Third Edition) Timed Text Markup Language 2 (TTML2) TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.1 The Timed Text Markup Language is a content type that represents timed text media for the purpose of interchange…

W3C Invites Implementations of CSS Containment and Flexible Box Layout Module Level 1

November 8th, 2018

The CSS Working Group invites implementations of two updated Candidate Recommendations: CSS Containment Module Level 1 describes the ‘contain’ property, which indicates that the element’s subtree is independent of the rest of the page. This enables heavy optimizations by user agents when used well. CSS Flexible Box Layout Module Level 1 describes a CSS box model…

First Public Working Draft: Trace Context

November 6th, 2018

The Distributed Tracing Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Trace Context. A distributed application is an application that consists of multiple components, also known as micro-services, that are deployed and operated separately. The Trace Context specification defines properties intended for event correlation between micro-services to allow various tracing and diagnostics monitoring…

Selectors Level 3 is a W3C Recommendation

November 6th, 2018

The CSS Working Group has published Selectors Level 3 as a W3C Recommendation. Selectors are patterns that match against elements in a tree, and as such form one of several technologies that can be used to select nodes in an HTML or XML document. Selectors have been optimized for use with HTML and XML, and…