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First Public Working Draft: Publication Manifest

August 27th, 2019

The W3C Publishing Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft on Publication Manifest today. This specification defines a general manifest format for expressing information about a digital publication. It uses schema.org metadata augmented to include various structural properties about publications, serialized in JSON-LD, to enable interoperability between publishing formats while accommodating variances in…

Backing Asia Pacific’s emerging newsroom leaders

August 26th, 2019

Across the Asia Pacific, a new generation of journalists is telling the region’s stories and tackling the challenges facing the news industry. The Google News Initiative (GNI) Newsroom Leadership Program, a collaboration between GNI and the Columbia School of Journalism, was established to develop the business and product expertise of these emerging newsroom leaders. Today…

Reusable Popovers to Add a Little Pop

August 26th, 2019

A popover is a transient view that shows up on top of content on the screen when a user clicks on a control button or within a defined area. For example, clicking on an info icon on a specific list item to get the item details. Typically, a popover includes an arrow pointing to the…

Our top Nest Cam tips for pup parents

August 26th, 2019

I don’t know where I’d be without my rescue mutt, Ted, who my husband and I adopted when Ted was eight weeks old. Since then we’ve watched his personality unfold, we’ve (kind of) trained him, and he’s taught me all about patience, unconditional love, and friendship. With his wagging tail and watchful little eyes, Ted…

Pixel 3a helped me see my vacation through a new Lens

August 23rd, 2019

When I was a kid, my mom would tell me on every birthday she wanted me to have a big goal in life: Travel to as many countries as my years on Earth. And though I’m far from that ambitious target, my mom did instill a major travel bug in me. Settling in at the…

Jeremy Keith – Building the Web

August 23rd, 2019

I really enjoyed this interview with Jeremy Keith on the state of the web, how things have changed in recent years and why he’s a mix of optimistic and nervous for the future. One thing that caught my attention during the interview more than anything was where Jeremy started discussing how folks think that websites…

Multiplayer Tic Tac Toe with GraphQL

August 23rd, 2019

GraphQL is a query language for APIs that is very empowering for front-end developers. As the GraphQL site explains it, you describe your data, ask for what you want, and get predictable results. If you haven’t worked with it before, GraphQL might be a little confusing to grok at first glance. So, let’s build a…

Accelerating Europe’s clean energy transition

August 23rd, 2019

Europe has long been a leader in renewable energy. Last year, policymakers passed an ambitious set of reforms to take things to the next level, setting a new goal of meeting 32 percent of Europe’s energy needs from renewables by 2030. Google fully supports this ambitious target and is committed to helping the continent reach…

Weekly Platform News: Improving UX on Slow Connections, a Tip for Writing Alt Text and a Polyfill for the HTML loading attribute

August 22nd, 2019

In this week’s roundup, how to determine a slow connection, what we should put into alt text for images, and a new polyfill for the HTML loading attribute, plus more. Detecting users on slow connections Algolia is using the Network Information API (see the API’s Chrome status page) to detect users on slow connections —…

Maintaining the integrity of our platforms

August 22nd, 2019

Protecting our users and the integrity of our platforms is essential to Google’s mission. My team works with others across Google to detect phishing and hacking attempts, identify influence operations and protect users from digital attacks. When identifying and preventing threats, we exchange information with industry partners and law enforcement, and also apply our own internal investigative tools as well as…