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Product Search and Filters Are a Snap With WooCommerce

November 26th, 2019

Let’s say you visit an e-commerce site because you want to buy the latest banana peeler model. Bananas are hard enough to peel, right? Only a tool will do! What’s the first thing you’re going to do on the site? Chances are, it’s entering something into the (hopefully) prominent search field. You need a way…

Google for Startups Accelerator empowers AI startups in Europe

November 26th, 2019

With access to the world’s largest economy, a growing number of companies valued at a billion dollars, and a tech industry growing five times faster than the rest of the world, startups play a critical role in the future of Europe. We’ve been working with startups in Europe for many years at our Google for…

The Popeye Moment

November 25th, 2019

Frank Chimero is redesigning “in the open” and we should pay attention to it because (1) we should listen to anything Frank has to say because he’s a great designer and writer and (2) working in public is awesome. But the gut punch for me in this opening article is the way Frank pulls zero…

Playing Sounds with CSS

November 25th, 2019

CSS is the domain of styling, layout, and presentation. It is full of colors, sizes, and animations. But did you know that it could also control when a sound plays on a web page? This article is about a little trick to pull that off. It’s actually a strict implementation of the HTML and CSS,…

We are Programmers

November 22nd, 2019

Building websites is programming. Writing HTML and CSS is programming. I am a programmer, and if you’re here, chances are you’re a programmer, too. The thing is, the details in programming layout with CSS are different, for example, than the details in programming API endpoints with Ruby. Or machine learning with Python. Or programming a…

The New Good Ol’ Days

November 22nd, 2019

Eighteen years into this game, I love to reminisce back to the good ol’ days of the early to mid-2000s when there was an explosion of creativity on the web. It felt fresh and unbridled, with boundaries expected to be pushed at every turn, and they were. This was mainly down to one thing, the…

Growing Accessibility Conversations

November 22nd, 2019

I started this year on a new path at Knowbility — to help people and organizations create accessible content and apps. But what was exciting and helped motivate me more were two things: WebAIM’s Accessibility Analysis of One Million Page Homepages. With over 97% of sites having WCAG failure of some kind, it’s a stinging…

Everything and Nothing

November 22nd, 2019

I’ve been thinking about the question for a solid month now. What about building websites has you interested this year? The question pervaded my solitary thoughts and played in the background during my conversations. I’d love to just tell you the answer I’ve come to, but the more interesting part was my thought journey in…

When fashion and choreography meet artificial intelligence

November 22nd, 2019

At the Google Arts & Culture Lab in Paris, we’re all about exploring the relationship between art and technology. Since 2012, we’ve worked with artists and creators from many fields, developing experiments that let you design patterns in augmented reality, co-create poetry, or experience multisensory art installations. Today we’re launching two experiments to test the…

Smarter Design Systems Tools

November 22nd, 2019

What has me really excited about building websites is largely around design systems and the design tools we use to build them. Though, design systems are certainly not limited to websites. Closing the Gap In the ever-so-hot-right-now world of design systems, one of the most common phrases people use is “bridging the gap” (between designers…