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WordPress 5.4 RC4

March 24th, 2020

The fourth release candidate for WordPress 5.4 is live! WordPress 5.4 is currently scheduled to land on March 31 2020, and we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 5.4 yet, now is the time! You can test the WordPress 5.4 release candidate in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge nightlies” option)…

Porsche Taylor puts women in the driver’s seat

March 24th, 2020

Porsche Taylor’s first time riding a motorcycle alone could have gone better. “That first ride, I had absolutely nothing on right: My helmet was too big, I didn’t own a jacket. I might have had on some baseball gloves; everything was just totally upside-down wrong,” she says. “But I wasn’t afraid, it was exhilarating. It…

Indicating Scroll Position on a Page With CSS

March 24th, 2020

Scrolling is something we all know and do on the web to the extent that it’s an expectation or perhaps even a habit, like brushing our teeth. That’s probably why we don’t put too much thought into designing the scrolling experience — it’s a well-known basic function. In fact, the popular “there is no fold”…

Stay updated on travel advisories and airline policies

March 24th, 2020

As the spread of COVID-19 continues, we’re seeing more searches for travel-related information—like travel advisories and trip cancellation policies—so we’re making some changes this week to help you find this information faster. Stay up to date on travel advisories When you search on Google for information like flights, hotels, or things to do you’ll start…

City of Antwerp and Google to digitize 100,000 books

March 24th, 2020

The world of book publishing today is, in many ways, dignified and highbrow. But it was a different story in the 16th century, about a hundred years after the invention of the printing press. Publishing was a high-risk, high-reward proposition: With the right backing and enough capital investment, an entrepreneur could become wildly successful. But…

W3C Invites Implementations of TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.2

March 23rd, 2020

The Timed Text Working Group has published a Candidate Recommendation of TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.2. This specification defines two profiles of [ttml2]: a text-only profile and an image-only profile. These profiles are intended to be used across subtitle and caption delivery applications worldwide, thereby simplifying interoperability, consistent rendering and conversion…

Everything announced at the Google for Games Developer Summit

March 23rd, 2020

Every year, GDC is a moment to celebrate our successes and learn from one another. Although we won’t be gathering in person this year, we’re bringing you the latest updates at our Google for Games Developer Summit, where developers can watch the announcements and virtually attend sessions for free at g.co/gamedevsummit. We also realize this…

Grow your games business with a player-first approach

March 23rd, 2020

As an avid gamer, every year I look forward to spending time with developers at GDC to celebrate together and learn from their successes. We are all disappointed that this year’s conference was postponed, but we applaud the organizers for taking steps to protect our global community. Although we won’t be gathering in person this…

Building a Real-Time Chat App with React and Firebase

March 23rd, 2020

In this article, we’ll cover key concepts for authenticating a user with Firebase in a real-time chat application. We’ll integrate third-party auth providers (e.g. Google, Twitter and GitHub) and, once users are signed in, we’ll learn how to store user chat data in the Firebase Realtime Database, where we can sync data with a NoSQL…

Connecting people with COVID-19 information and resources

March 20th, 2020

Since the beginning of the year, search interest in COVID-19 has continued to climb around the world. Right now the disease is the largest topic people are looking for globally, surpassing even some of the most common and consistent queries we see in Search. As this public health crisis has evolved into a pandemic, information…