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Actions to reduce the need for people to come into our offices

March 16th, 2020

During the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, many companies are closing their offices and directing their employees to work from home (WFH), schools are moving to online classes and people are quickly adopting social distancing measures. Our priority is to take care of people who work in our offices—including employees, vendors, and temporary staff—and the communities they…

Build a Node.js Tool to Record and Compare Google Lighthouse Reports

March 16th, 2020

In this tutorial, I’ll show you step by step how to create a simple tool in Node.js to run Google Lighthouse audits via the command line, save the reports they generate in JSON format and then compare them so web performance can be monitored as the website grows and develops. I’m hopeful this can serve…

COVID-19: How we’re continuing to help

March 15th, 2020

For 21 years, Google’s mission has been to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Helping people get the right information to stay healthy is more important than ever in the face of a global pandemic like COVID-19. Since my last update, we’ve accelerated our work to help people stay safe,…

The CSS Podcast

March 14th, 2020

From Adam and Una at Google, a podcast just about CSS. I believe I’m contractually obliged to link to that! Just one episode out so far, a shorty about the box model. Last time I wrote up podcasts I like was 8 years ago most of them are dead now, except the biggies like This…

Even without internet at home, students can keep learning

March 13th, 2020

If your school is operating virtually as a result of COVID-19, you may be wondering how to continue teaching students who don’t have access to the internet at home, or who only have low-bandwidth access. Fortunately, there are many ways to keep Chromebooks and G Suite up and running even when online access is slow…

New developer dashboard and registration flow for Chrome Web Store

March 12th, 2020

Today we’re announcing two significant changes that affect the developer experience when publishing on the Chrome Web Store. The new developer dashboard is now the default experience, and the developer registration flow has changed. New dashboard is now the default We recently launched a new developer dashboard for Chrome Web Store developers to try out….

Macmillan Learning and Fondazione LIA win the ABC 2020 Awards

March 12th, 2020

We are happy to share that W3C Members Macmillan Learning and Fondazione LIA are the winners of the Accessible Books Consortium’s 2020 International Excellence Awards for Accessible Publishing. Macmillan Learning was recognized in the publisher category as the first Global Certified Accessible (GCA) publisher producing products and learning materials in accessible formats for students with…

Join us in celebrating the 31st birthday of the World Wide Web

March 12th, 2020

In March 1989 Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote “Information Management: A Proposal” and with that quiet act launched an idea, the World Wide Web, that has changed our lives forever. The Web was envisioned by Tim as a global information-sharing space that would connect people and encourage understanding and sharing of knowledge. It is now an…

I’m supporting open source: Drupal Association membership drive

March 11th, 2020

Today, we’re launching a membership drive. You can help by sharing our message and showing your support. Help grow membership by visiting our campaign page and sharing with your network. We’re supporting the global Drupal project and community with your help!  Together, we make the open source community stronger. Get your 2020 Membership Certificate Active…

How one Googler is raising awareness around ALS

March 11th, 2020

When you’re young, life is filled with a chorus of well-intentioned advice: “Work hard.” “Be brave.” “Follow your dreams.” And of course: “Be the hero of your own life.” When it comes to “heroes” I’ve found that even if you’re really lucky, then the person staring back at you in the mirror won’t make your…