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Techniques for a Newspaper Layout with CSS Grid and Border Lines Between Elements

November 20th, 2019

I recently had to craft a newspaper-like design that featured multiple row and column spans with divider lines in between them. Take a look at the mockup graphic here and see if it makes you sweat at all. If you’re like me, you have been around a while and know just how difficult this would…

Variations on Theme: Reinventing Type on the Web

November 20th, 2019

If anyone knows anything about me, it’s usually one of two things: that I have two outrageously fluffy dogs, or that I like fonts and typography. Like, really really like them. So while I am super excited about how well Tristan is doing with his hydrotherapy —we’re walking 50% further than he was able just…

Build your own React

November 20th, 2019

Wowza! Rodrigo Pombo’s article about how to build React from scratch is fantastic, not only because it’s well written, but because of the outstanding interaction design: each line in the code examples be highlighted and explored in further detail as you scroll down the page. This makes it super easy to walk through each process…

Create your own maps and stories in Google Earth

November 20th, 2019

As humans, we’ve always bonded by sharing stories about the places that matter to us. It likely started around a campfire—elders recounting tales of sites sacred to their people. Today, we use technology to celebrate our ancestry, raise awareness about places we care about and rekindle memories of home. For nearly 15 years, people have…

Balance your spend across YouTube and TV with Reach Planner

November 20th, 2019

YouTube is focused on helping brands reach their audiences and drive business impact. That’s why we launched Reach Planner in April 2018 to give advertisers a better way to plan their YouTube and video media. To help make it even easier for users to discover the optimal mix of TV and YouTube to maximize the…

Digital skills for Indonesia’s internet economy

November 19th, 2019

Since joining Google just over a year ago, I’ve heard so many inspirational stories about the ways Indonesians are using the internet to improve their lives and others’.  Entrepreneurs like Sherly Santa—who took her durian business online—have helped make Indonesia’s internet economy the largest in Southeast Asia.  And a new generation of young Indonesians is…

Tools to help healthcare providers deliver better care

November 19th, 2019

There has been a lot of interest around our collaboration with Ascension. As a physician, I understand. Health is incredibly personal, and your health information should be private to you and the people providing your care. That’s why I want to clarify what our teams are doing, why we’re doing it, and how it will…

No, Absolutely Not

November 19th, 2019

I think the difference between a junior and senior front-end developer isn’t in their understanding or familiarity with a particular tech stack, toolchain, or whether they can write flawless code. Instead, it all comes down to this: how they push back against bad ideas. What I’ve learned this year is that web performance will suffer…

JAMstack, Fugu, and Houdini

November 19th, 2019

What has me really excited about building websites recently is the fact that we, as front-end developers, have the power to do so much more. Only a few years ago, I would need a whole team of developers to accomplish what can now be done with just a few amazing tools. Although the projects/tools/technologies are…

Hey Google, play me the news

November 19th, 2019

Podcasting and digital audio are booming, but in many ways, the audio web is like the text web of the 1990s. When newspapers first came online, their early sites were hard to navigate and search, didn’t link stories together and often published stories on the web after they went to print. The audio is similar…