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Angular Interns Summer 2019

August 1st, 2019

The Angular team believes that people are essential to building great technology, and so we are taking part in Google’s 2019 intern program with three new projects. This year, we have three team members participating: Alyssa Wang, Ayaz Hafiz, and returning intern Elana Olson. They are each working on projects that will be valuable to…

Weekly Platform News: Preventing Image Loads with the Picture Element, the Web We Want, Svg Styles Are Not Scoped

August 1st, 2019

In this week’s week roundup of browser news, a trick for loading images conditionally using the picture element, your chance to tell bowser vendors about the web you want, and the styles applied to inline SVG elements are, well, not scoped only to that SVG. Let’s turn to the headlines… Preventing image loads with the…

With a tap on your phone, get help in an emergency

August 1st, 2019

A quick, informative conversation with an operator during an emergency call is critical, but in some cases, people are unable to verbally communicate, whether they’re injured, in a dangerous situation or have a speech impairment. Soon, you’ll be able to share information about the assistance you require, along with your location, to the emergency operator…

Finding fresh, helpful information through featured snippets

August 1st, 2019

Sometimes when you use Google, you’re seeking information when timeliness matters, even if your query doesn’t spell that out. For example, when you search for something like “income brackets,” it’s likely that you’re looking for this year’s tax information, not last year’s. U.S. income brackets were updated for 2019, so recent information is most helpful….

Flutter Create’s big winner is a self-taught “beginner”

August 1st, 2019

When Zebiao Hu found out he won the $10,000 Flutter Create grand prize, he didn’t even tell his own wife. She learned about it through his posts on social media. He says he didn’t boast about his big win because he still sees himself as a beginner: He taught himself Flutter just weeks before the…

Making a Realistic Glass Effect with SVG

August 1st, 2019

I’m in love with SVG. Sure, the code can look dense and difficult at first, but you’ll see the beauty in the results when you get to know it. The bonus is that those results are in code, so it can be hooked up to a CMS. Your designers can rest easy knowing they don’t…

Register Now for An Event Apart 2019 in Chicago

August 1st, 2019

An Event Apart juuuuust wrapped up its Washington D.C. event yesterday. We hope we got to see you at the event but if not, perhaps we’ll see you at the next one happening Aug. 28-28 in Chicago. Why would you go, you might ask? It’s three days of experts imparting their knowledge on topics ranging…

100 million people free up phone space with the Files app

August 1st, 2019

Every month, 100 million people around the world use the Files app to free up space and manage the content on their phones. Files was built for peoplewith low phone storage, many of whom live in places like India, Nigeria and Brazil and often run out of space on a daily basis. However, in the…

The Month in WordPress: July 2019

August 1st, 2019

This month has been characterized by exciting plans and big announcements – read on to find out what they are and what it all means for the future of the WordPress project. WordCamp Asia Announced The inaugural WordCamp Asia will be in Bangkok, Thailand, on February 21-23, 2020. This will be the first regional WordCamp…