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Buy movie tickets with the Google Assistant on Chrome

November 21st, 2019

Using our Duplex technology, the Google Assistant can already book your restaurant reservations over the phone. Now we’re extending that technology to complete tasks online, like buying movie tickets. On Android phones, the Assistant can now help you purchase movie tickets on the web. As you’re thinking about holiday activities for the family, ask the…

High Resolution Time Level 2 is a W3C Recommendation

November 21st, 2019

The Web Performance Working Group has published High Resolution Time Level 2 as a W3C Recommendation. This specification defines an API that provides the time origin, and current time in sub-millisecond resolution, such that it is not subject to system clock skew or adjustments. High Resolution Time Level 2 replaces the first version of High…

CSS Containment Module Level 1 is a W3C Recommendation

November 21st, 2019

The CSS Working Group has published CSS Containment Module Level 1 as a W3C Recommendation. This CSS module describes the contain property, which indicates that the element’s subtree is independent of the rest of the page. This enables heavy optimizations by user agents when used well.

Call for Review: Trace Context is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

November 21st, 2019

The Distributed Tracing Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of Trace Context. This specification defines standard HTTP headers and a value format to propagate context information that enables distributed tracing scenarios. The specification standardizes how context information is sent and modified between services. Context information uniquely identifies individual requests in a distributed system and…

It’s my job, and yours.

November 20th, 2019

The role of ethics in our modern web space has been on my mind for the past few years and I suspect it will occupy my thoughts increasingly as I move forward. With each encounter of a questionable feature or setting on a website, I can’t help but think of all of the people involved…

An update on our political ads policy

November 20th, 2019

We’re proud that people around the world use Google to find relevant information about elections and that candidates use Google and search ads to raise small-dollar donations that help fund their campaigns. We’re also committed to a wide range of efforts to help protect campaigns, surface authoritative election news, and protect elections from foreign interference….

The future is bright, because the future is static

November 20th, 2019

I’ve been doing this web thing for money for 10 years this year and although I haven’t been around as long as some folks, I feel like I’ve seen a few cycles come and go now, so let’s say that hot new things are often cynically viewed, initially. This milestone of mine has also got…

Drupal Business Survey 2019

November 20th, 2019

This blog has been re-posted and edited with permission from OneShoe’s blog. The following are results from the 2019 Drupal Business Survey conducted by One Shoe and Exove, in partnership with the Drupal Association. The annual Drupal Business Survey is an initiative of Drupal agencies One Shoe and Exove and was published in 2016 for…

The Typed Object Model

November 20th, 2019

I help write technical documentation and one feature I’ve been writing about this year that has really stood out is the Typed Object Model (or Typed OM). If you haven’t come across it yet you would be forgiven as it’s pretty new. It falls under the CSS Houdini suite of API’s and on the surface…

Chord Assist makes playing the guitar more accessible

November 20th, 2019

Joe Birch, a developer based in the UK, has a genetic condition that causes low vision. He grew up playing music, but he knows it’s not easy for people who have visual impairments or hearing loss to learn how to play. He wanted to change that, so he created Chord Assist, which aims to make…