Upcoming Chrome releases

March 18th, 2020

Due to adjusted work schedules at this time, we are pausing upcoming Chrome and Chrome OS releases. Our primary objectives are to ensure Chrome continues to be stable, secure, and work reliably for anyone who depends on them. We’ll continue to prioritize any updates related to security, which will be included in Chrome 80. Please…

WordPress 5.4 RC3

March 17th, 2020

The third release candidate for WordPress 5.4 is now available! WordPress 5.4 is currently scheduled to be released on March 31 2020, and we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 5.4 yet, now is the time! There are two ways to test the WordPress 5.4 release candidate: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge…

A Complete Guide to calc() in CSS

March 17th, 2020

CSS has a special calc() function for doing basic math. Here’s an example: .main-content { /* Subtract 80px from 100vh */ height: calc(100vh – 80px); } In this guide, let’s cover just about everything there is to know about this very useful function. calc() is for values The only place you can use the calc()…

Contributing to Drupal: A ‘someday’ hopeful makes his first Core commit with community help

March 17th, 2020

Pekens Antoine (pekens, pictured here) was doing research on content management systems while running a digital marketing agency, and was exploring Drupal, which he viewed as a “well-thought-out system being developed by a lot of smart people,” and with that he “wasn’t sure if a contribution from myself could make a difference.” But Drupal and its…

Tools for Optimizing SVG

March 17th, 2020

Command Line Tools The biggest (and maybe only?) player in this space: SVGO. It’s even used under the hood of other tools. Using with a Task Runner grunt-svgmin gulp-svgmin gulp-svgo svgo-loader (webpack) Desktop Apps ImageOptim (macOS) macOS “folder action” Before macOS 10.15 Catalina, you could use SVGO GUI, but it’s 32-bit which makes it obsolete….

Works With Chromebook helps you find Chromebook accessories

March 17th, 2020

A charger that gives you power when you need it, cables that ensure you can make important connections, a mouse that helps you work more efficiently—these accessories make it easier to work and play on your Chromebook. To help you find your next accessory, look for the Works With Chromebook logo on products in stores…

Now you can transcribe speech with Google Translate

March 17th, 2020

Recently, I was at my friend’s family gathering, where her grandmother told a story from her childhood. I could see that she was excited to share it with everyone but there was a problem—she told the story in Spanish, a language that I don’t understand. I pulled out Google Translate to transcribe the speech as…

DOM Review Draft 18 June 2019 Endorsed as a W3C Candidate Recommendation

March 17th, 2020

As part of working with the WHATWG together on HTML and DOM, W3C selected today to endorse the first WHATWG DOM Review Draft as a Candidate Recommendation. DOM defines a platform-neutral model for events, aborting activities, and node trees. This document is published for purposes of patent review by WHATWG Workstream Participants and as a…


March 16th, 2020

My name appears in an article from Bert Bos (co-author of the original CSS spec), so I’ll consider that a life accomplishment. Bert makes the point that CSS has evolved and the working group versions things, but the working group hasn’t been and doesn’t really plan to be involved in these big named banner releases…

Get into “Focus mode” at work with help from Android

March 16th, 2020

Holding your focus and attention at work can sometimes be a challenge, but Android offers helpful tools so that you can reduce distractions and get work done on your own terms. Whether it’s news alerts, social media, or other apps you find distracting, Focus mode lets you pause apps that could keep you from tackling…