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WordPress Leaders Nominated for CMX Awards

January 15th, 2020

Two members of the WordPress leadership team were nominated for excellent work in their field in the first ever Community Industry Awards. Andrea Middleton is nominated for Executive Leader of a Community Team and Josepha Haden Chomphosy is nominated for Community Professional of the Year. CMX is one of the largest professional organizations dedicated to…

Moving Forward from Chrome Apps

January 15th, 2020

The web platform has made substantial progress since the launch of Chrome Apps in 2013. As community members, we continue to work with other browsers and invest to bring rich new capabilities to the platform, as seen in the announcements made at the Chrome Developer Summit last November. The progress of modern browsers puts the…

The Deal with the Section Element

January 15th, 2020

Two articles published the exact same day: Bruce Lawson on Smashing Magazine: Why You Should Choose HTML5 <article> Over <section> Adam Laki on Pine: The Difference Between <section> and <div> Element They are comparing slightly different things, but they both involve the <section> element. I find it pretty clear when you reach for a <div>:…

Debunking the Myth: Accessibility and React

January 15th, 2020

I find it notable when the blog of a major accessibility-focused company like Deque publishes an article called Debunking the Myth: Accessibility and React. Mark Steadman is essentially saying if a site has bad accessibility, it ain’t React… it’s you. The tools are there to achieve good accessibility. React didn’t use a <div> for a…

Enroll in the new Advanced Protection Program in an instant

January 15th, 2020

We aim to secure all of our users with simple, powerful and personalized protections. The Advanced Protection Program helps high-risk users—like members of political campaign teams, journalists, activists, executives, employees in regulated industries such as finance or government—shield themselves from targeted, sophisticated attacks on their Google Accounts. We’ve helped protect these types of people for…

Building a more private web: A path towards making third party cookies obsolete

January 14th, 2020

In August, we announced a new initiative (known as Privacy Sandbox) to develop a set of open standards to fundamentally enhance privacy on the web. Our goal for this open-source initiative is to make the web more private and secure for users, while also supporting publishers. Today, we’d like to give you an update on…

Google’s Hash Code competition is back

January 14th, 2020

Calling all coders: Hash Code, Google’s annual team programming competition, is back for 2020⁠—and you can register today atg.co/hashcode. Hash Code was created back in 2014 by a few engineers in the Google France office. These engineers were coding competition enthusiasts and wondered if it would be possible to create a new kind of coding…

Updated Candidate Recommendation: Identifiers for WebRTC’s Statistics API

January 14th, 2020

The Web Real-Time Communications Working Group invites implementation of its updated Candidate Recommendation of Identifiers for WebRTC’s Statistics API. This document defines a set of WebIDL objects that allow access to the statistical information about a RTCPeerConnection. These objects are returned from the getStats API that is specified in [WEBRTC]. Comments are welcome by 21…

Upcoming: W3C Workshop on Web & Machine Learning

January 14th, 2020

W3C announced today a Workshop on Web & Machine Learning, 24-25 March 2020, in Berlin, Germany. The event is hosted by Microsoft. The primary goal of the workshop is to bring together providers of Machine Learning tools and frameworks with Web platform practitioners to enrich the Open Web Platform with better foundations for machine learning….

How to Animate on the Web With Greensock

January 13th, 2020

There are truly thousands of ways to animate on the web. We’ve covered a comparison of different animation technologies here before. Today, we’re going to dive into a step-by-step guide of one of my favorite ways to get it done: using GreenSock.   (They don’t pay me or anything, I just really enjoy using them.)…