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The (Developer’s) Growth Model

June 28th, 2019

I really like the post “The Designer’s Growth Model” by Dennis Hambeukers. Dennis just invented this model, but it’s based on some existing ideas and it all rings true for me. Let me try to summarize the five stages as he lays them out for designers. Producers: You learn how to design. You learn fundamentals,…

#PrideForever: Seven Googlers on the fight for LGBTQ+ rights

June 28th, 2019

Earlier this month, we launched Pride Forever, celebrating the past, present and future of the LGBTQ+ community by elevating stories from around the world, like the ones from the Stonewall Forever living monument. This interactive digital monument was created by the LGBT Community Center of New York City (“the Center”) with support from Google, and…

Weekly Platform News: Event Timing, Google Earth for Web, undead session cookies

June 28th, 2019

In this week’s news, Wikipedia helps identify three slow click handlers, Google Earth comes to the web, SVG properties in CSS get more support, and what to do in the event of zombie cookies. Tracking down slow event handlers with Event Timing Event Timing is experimentally available in Chrome (as an Origin Trial) and Wikipedia…

Nownownow

June 28th, 2019

Matthias Ott, relaying an idea he heard from Derek Sivers: Many personal websites, including this one here, have an “about” page. It’s a page that tells you something about the background of a person or about the services provided. But what this page often doesn’t answer – and neither do Twitter or Facebook pages –…

Responsible AI: Putting our principles into action

June 28th, 2019

Every day, we see how AI can help people from around the world and make a positive difference in our lives—from helping radiologists detect lung cancer, to increasing literacy rates in rural India, to conserving endangered species. These examples are just scratching the surface—AI could also save lives through natural disaster mitigation with our flood…

Ready for takeoff: Meet the Doodle for Google national finalists

June 28th, 2019

This January, we kicked off the 11th year of Doodle for Google, our annual art contest for students across the country. We challenged kids across the U.S. to create a visual interpretation of this year’s theme: “When I grow up, I hope…” And it’s clear this year’s students have a lot of hopes, whether it’s…

Which CSS IS AWESOME makes the most sense if you don’t know CSS well?

June 27th, 2019

Peter-Paul posted this question: Which of the examples in the image do you consider correct? If you know CSS well, don’t reply, just retweet. If you don’t know CSS too well, please reply to the poll in the next tweet. pic.twitter.com/4bgnf9Wdkc — ppk 🇪🇺 (@ppk) June 17, 2019 Note the interesting caveat: only vote in…

It’s time for a new international tax deal

June 27th, 2019

Finance ministers from the world’s largest economies recently came together and agreed on the need for the most significant reforms to the global tax system in a century. That’s great news. We support the movement toward a new comprehensive, international framework for how multinational companies are taxed. Corporate income tax is an important way companies…

Grab a seat and be on time with new transit updates on Google Maps

June 27th, 2019

On days when everything runs smoothly, taking public transit is one of the best ways to get around town. Not only is it cost-effective and efficient, but it also lets you stay hands free so you can sit back, relax and maybe even read a few chapters of your favorite book. But unexpected delays or…

GIF-ing you a way to say LOL, haha or jajaja from Google Images

June 27th, 2019

GIFs have become an essential part of communicating with friends and family. Whether we’re texting, emailing, or posting online, we’re always on the hunt for that perfect GIF. In fact, over the past five years, GIF search interest on Google Images has nearly tripled, as people search for the GIF that speaks most to them….