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Render Snarky Comments in Comic Sans

June 24th, 2019

Hilarious idea by Zach Leatherman. To test if a comment is “snarky” or not, there is an npm package up to the task. On this site, we generally just delete snarky comments, but I still run a WordPress plugin that allows me to “feature” or “bury” comments. It’s old but it still works fine in…

A mom-and-mom card shop draws from experience

June 24th, 2019

If you told me when I was 12 that one day I would be married to another woman and making a living selling greeting cards, I would have given you a “pssht” of disbelief. But I am glad to report that today in 2019, not only am I happily married to someone of the same…

Make every story a performance with help from Kristen Bell

June 24th, 2019

Kristen Bell knows how to tell a story. She’s taking a break from Disney’s “Frozen” to help you make every story a performance, with Google Home Mini as her co-star. If you need help with your own storytelling, you can get a Google Home Mini and three Little Golden Books—”The Lion King,” “Aladdin,” and “Frozen”—for…

Building a Conference Schedule with CSS Grid

June 24th, 2019

It’s hard to beat the feeling of finding a perfect use for a new technology. You can read every handy primer under the sun and ooh-and-ahh at flashy demos, but the first time you use it on your own project… that’s when things really click. I gained a new appreciation for CSS Grid when building…

Helping kids learn to evaluate what they see online

June 24th, 2019

Editor’s Note: This week we’re launching six new media literacy activities for Be Internet Awesome, designed to help kids analyze and evaluate media as they navigate the internet. The new activities were developed in collaboration with experts Anne Collier, executive director of The Net Safety Collaborative, and Faith Rogow, PhD, co-author of The Teacher’s Guide…

Building the Future of the Classroom with Google for Education

June 24th, 2019

Editor’s Note: This week, we’re joining thousands of educators and students at ISTE in Philadelphia. Visit us at booth 2200, where you can demo the latest Chromebook devices and classroom technology from Google and our partners.  Follow along on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and updates. In order to build technology helps students…

Try Bazel’s opt-in preview in Angular CLI

June 21st, 2019

In Google we build all our software with a tool called Bazel. We’ve been using it for the past over 12 years to build projects with any size — from small internal apps, to large applications such as Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Cloud Console. Thanks to its properties — hermeticity, parallelism, and incrementality, Bazel enables fast builds, which are…

Reduced Motion Picture Technique, Take Two

June 21st, 2019

Did you see that neat technique for using the <picture> element with <source media=””> to serve an animated image (or not) based on a prefers-reduced-motion media query? After we shared that in our newsletter, we got an interesting reply from Michael Gale: What about folks who love their animated GIFs, but just didn’t want the…

Weekly Platform News: Mozilla’s AV1 Encoder, Samsung One UI CSS, DOM Matches Method

June 21st, 2019

In this week’s weekly roundup, Vimeo and Mozilla partner up on a video encoding format, how to bind instructions to form fields using aria labels, the DOM has a matching function, and Samsung is working on its own CSS library. Vimeo partners with Mozilla to use their rav1e encoder Vittorio Giovara: AV1 is a royalty-free…

Teach your self(ie) how to snap the perfect pic

June 21st, 2019

A selfie a day keeps the doctor away? According to a study, millennials are expected to take more than 25,000 selfies in their lifetime, which comes down to one solo snap a day. Today is National Selfie Day, so we’ve put together a few tips and tricks from our Pixel Camera experts for taking the best solo…