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Footnotes That Work in RSS Readers

May 17th, 2019

Feedbin is the RSS reader I’m using at the moment. I was reading one of Harry’s blog posts on it the other day, and I noticed a nice little interactive touch right inside Feedbin. There was a button-looking element with the number one which, as it turned out, was a footnote. I hovered over it,…

Collaborating to protect nearly anonymous animals

May 17th, 2019

When you have a lot of people working in a Google Doc it can look like a zoo, with anonymous animals popping into your document to write (or howl, bark or moo) their feedback. Today, 13 new animals—like the african wild dog, grey reef shark and cheetah—are joining the pack. Though they may be excellent…

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About inputmode

May 17th, 2019

The inputmode global attribute provides a hint to browsers for devices with onscreen keyboards to help them decide which keyboard to display when a user has selected any input or textarea element. <input type=”text” inputmode=”” /> <textarea inputmode=”” /> Unlike changing the type of the form, inputmode doesn’t change the way the browser interprets the…

Weekly news: PWA Issue on iOS, Performance Culture, Anti-Tracking in Browsers

May 17th, 2019

Installed PWAs cannot easily be restarted on iOS iOS 12.2 PWAs 🔁 In-App browser for external content (OAuth) 💾 New lifecycle (No Reload) 🔙Navigation gestures 🤝WebShare ⚠️Motion Sensors disabled; old getUserMedia removed 👍 IntersectionObserver, ConicGradients, datalist, color picker, AbortFetchhttps://t.co/LNzq6MzqjR — Maximiliano Firtman @ 🇱🇹 Vilnius (@firt) March 26, 2019 Maximiliano Firtman: On iOS, it is…

Make your smart home more accessible with new tutorials

May 16th, 2019

I’m legally blind, so from the moment I pop out of bed each morning, I use technology to help me go about my day. When I wake up, I ask my Google Assistant for my custom-made morning Routine which turns on my lights, reads my calendar and plays the news. I use other products as…

Three new machine learning courses

May 16th, 2019

Many years ago, I took a dance lesson in Budapest to learn the csárdás, a Hungarian folk dance. The instructor shouted directions to me in enthusiastic Hungarian, a language I didn’t understand, yet I still learned the dance by mimicking the instructor and the expert students. Now, I do love clear directions in a lesson—I…

Building for all learners with new apps, tools, and resources

May 16th, 2019

Everyone deserves access to a quality education—no matter your background, where you live, or your abilities. We’re recognizing this on Global Accessibility Awareness Day, an effort to promote digital accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities, by sharing new features, training, and partners, along with the many new products announced at Google I/O. Since everyone learns…

Iterating a React Design with Styled Components

May 16th, 2019

In a perfect world, our projects would have unlimited resources and time. Our teams would begin coding with well thought out and highly refined UX designs. There would be consensus among developers about the best way to approach styling. There’d be one or more CSS gurus on the team who could ensure that functionality and…

Evergreen Googlebot

May 16th, 2019

I’ve heard people say that the #1 most exciting and important thing that came out of Google I/O this year was the evergreen Googlebot: Today, we are happy to announce that Googlebot now runs the latest Chromium rendering engine (74 at the time of this post) when rendering pages for Search. Moving forward, Googlebot will…

Using Jetpack to Accelerate WordPress Development

May 16th, 2019

[Geoff:] I’ve built a fair number of WordPress sites in my day. It’s been my go-to since the 2.x-ish days because it works for any site, big or small. That’s the sort of solution and flexibility you like to have as a freelancer. Boy, I wish I had Jetpack available in those early days. Like…