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WordPress 5.3 Beta 2

September 30th, 2019

WordPress 5.3 Beta 2 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend running it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. You can test the WordPress 5.3 beta in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge…

Multi-Million Dollar HTML

September 30th, 2019

Two stories: Jason Grigsby finds Chipotle’s online ordering form makes use of an input-masking technique that chops up a credit card expiration year making it invalid and thus denying the order. If pattern=”\d\d” maxlength=”2″ was used instead (native browser feature), the browser is smart enough to do the right thing and not deny the order….

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Git Hooks

September 30th, 2019

The merits of Git as a version control system are difficult to contest, but while Git will do a superb job in keeping track of the commits you and your teammates have made to a repository, it will not, in itself, guarantee the quality of those commits. Git will not stop you from committing code…

Make the Palace of Versailles yours on Google Arts & Culture

September 30th, 2019

One of the first things I saw when I arrived at the Palace of Versailles in 2011 was a construction site. In partnership with Google, we were building the History Gallery, an exhibit that brought together our art collections and digital reconstructions of the palace in 3D. The History Gallery gave people a better understanding…

How a psychiatry pioneer helped me understand my mother

September 30th, 2019

Editor’s note: To help families dealing with addiction, Google has given over $1 million worth of contributions to Partnership for Drug-Free Kids (PDFK) this year and worked with PDFK to show up for people who are seeking support. When someone searches for relevant queries such as “teen drug addiction” on Google or YouTube, they get…

Preloading Pages Just Before They are Needed

September 27th, 2019

The typical journey for a person browsing a website: view a page, click a link, browser loads a new page. That’s assuming no funny business like a Single Page App, which still follows that journey, but the browser doesn’t load a new page — the client fakes it for the sake of a snappier transition….

First-ever summit connects hundreds of Latina Googlers

September 27th, 2019

At the end of a two-day summit in Sunnyvale, California, keynote speaker Dolores Huerta led a chant with the audience. She asked the crowd, “Who’s got the power?” And we responded, “We’ve got the power!” She continued: “What kind of power?” We responded: “Latina power!” We were at the first-ever Latinas at Google Summit, which…

Beyond the ad: Conversion Optimization

September 27th, 2019

Today, using data for driving business decisions has become common practice for most companies, with many having a dedicated analytics team checking the impact of marketing investments, which channels to invest in and effect. But the majority of these activities are focused on optimizing parameters before the audience click the ad. The question is: are you…

Putting your heart first on World Heart Day

September 27th, 2019

World Heart Day is this Sunday, and it raises awareness around the cause and prevention of cardiovascular diseases around the world. As part of these efforts, the World Heart Federation recognizes “people from all walks of life who have shown commitment, courage, empathy and care in relation to heart health” as heart heroes. It’s an honor…

A Codebase and a Community

September 27th, 2019

I woke up one morning and realized that I had it all wrong. I discovered that code and design are unable to solve every problem on a design systems team, even if many problems can be solved by coding and designing in a dark room all day. Wait, huh? How on earth does that make…