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Authorized Translation of WCAG 2.1 in Finnish

November 21st, 2019

Today the World Wide Web Consortium published the Authorized Finnish Translation of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, Verkkosisällön saavutettavuusohjeet (WCAG) 2.1. The Lead Translation Organization for this Authorized Translation was the Kehitysvammaliitto ry. Translations in other languages are listed in WCAG 2 Translations. W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) particularly encourages the development of Authorized…

Weekly Platform News: Contrast Ratio Range, replaceAll Method, Native File System API

November 21st, 2019

In this week’s roundup: Firefox’s new contrast checker, a simpler way to lasso substrings in a string, and a new experimental API that will let apps fiddle with a user’s local files. Firefox shows the contrast ratio range for text on a multicolored background According to Success Criterion 1.4.3 of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines…

How Building in the Open Can Change Our Industry

November 21st, 2019

I have to admit, I’m a developer who hasn’t built a website. When I first read Chris’s question, I sat in silence for at least a minute. Which technical topic did I want to discuss? A new library, programming language or best practice? Nothing, in particular, came to mind. Is that because I’m a new…

Embrace the Political

November 21st, 2019

The tech industry has long held the belief that technology is apolitical. People are flawed, but the machines? They are neutral. They are pure. This is ridiculous, of course. People make the machines. We write the algorithms that can’t recognize dark skin tones. We decide to downplay or ignore harassment on our platforms. There are…

Deliver consistent site experiences with Google Optimize

November 21st, 2019

Consumers expect connected shopping experiences from research to purchase. But their journeys aren’t linear; they move around, visiting—and revisiting—multiple sites and apps, multiple times a day. This makes it challenging for businesses to deliver a coordinated site experience, especially if they are running an experiment or personalization on their site. How do they make sure…

Helping families stay connected with the Google Assistant

November 21st, 2019

Every night at our house, bedtime means storytime with Dad. A time when our daughters get to share an experience that’s just between them, get to share storylines and characters with Dad, and I get a few minutes to myself. But when my husband deploys, everything changes. And getting recordings of stories from Dad halfway…

Ladies of Landsat builds inclusivity in the geosciences

November 21st, 2019

Editor’s note:Today’s post is by Morgan Crowley, a Ph.D. candidate at McGill University who studies wildfire progressions. This post is based on her recent appearance on the podcast Scene From Above. Above photo courtesy of McGill University. Working and studying in the geosciences can be lonely sometimes. I didn’t realize how lonely I was, and…

Emcee Tips for a Conference or Meetup

November 21st, 2019

There are some great resources out there to help conference speakers give better talks, but fewer for people who are preparing to take on the role of emcee at meetup or conference. I’ve been fortunate enough to emcee conferences more than 20 times now, most recently JAMstack_conf which I help organize. I also enjoy hosting…

Create Amazingly Stable Tests Your Way — Coded and Code-Less

November 21st, 2019

Testim’s end-to-end test automation delivers the speed and stability of AI-based codeless tests, with the power of code. You get the flexibility to record or code tests, run on third-party grids, fit your workflow and tools including CI, Git and more. Join the Dev Kit beta to start writing stable tests in code. About Testim…

Embracing the Universal Web

November 21st, 2019

There are constantly new features appearing in browsers—from subgrid to variable fonts to better developer tools. It’s a really great time to be re-thinking everything we know about design on the web. Responsive design has served us well over the years, but it’s still rooted in the limitations of the web from 2010. Ten years…