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Anna Vainer knows what makes her remarkable

March 11th, 2020

Even as a teenager, Anna Vainer knew what she wanted. “I remember, at 14, telling my sister ‘I’m going to be working in marketing,’” she says, smiling. “I don’t know how I knew that.” She was right: Anna is the head of B2B Growth Marketing for Google in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA),…

How to Make a Line Chart With CSS

March 11th, 2020

Line,  bar, and pie charts are the bread and butter of dashboards and are the basic components of any data visualization toolkit. Sure, you can use SVG or a JavaScript chart library like Chart.js or a complex tool like D3 to create those charts, but what if you don’t want to load yet another library…

Get helpful health info from the NHS, right in Search

March 10th, 2020

People come to Search for all types of information to navigate their lives and look after themselves and their families. When it comes to important topics like health, high-quality information is critical, and we aim to connect people with the most reliable sources on the web as quickly as possible. Now, we’re making it even…

WordPress 5.4 RC2

March 10th, 2020

The second 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…

Supporting our extended workforce through the COVID-19 outbreak

March 10th, 2020

As COVID-19 makes its way across the globe, we want to ensure that our workforce has the support they need. Last week we committed that members of our extended workforce who are affected by reduced office schedules (such as closed cafes resulting from offices moving to work-from-home arrangements) will be compensated for the time they…

Block Links Are a Pain (and Maybe Just a Bad Idea)

March 10th, 2020

As we noted in our complete guide, you can put an <a href=””> link around whatever chunks of HTML you like. Let’s call that a “block link.” Like you are wanting to link up an entire “Card” of content because it makes a big clickable target. <a href=”/article/”> <!– display: block; –> <div class=”card”> <h2>Card</h2>…

Join us for the digital Google for Games Developer Summit

March 10th, 2020

Last month, Game Developers Conference (GDC) organizers made the difficult decision to postpone the conference. We understand this decision, as we have to prioritize the health and safety of our community. GDC is one of our most anticipated times of the year to connect with the gaming industry. Though we won’t be bringing the news…

Updated Candidate Recommendation: CSS Speech Module

March 9th, 2020

The CSS Working Group invites implementation of an updated Candidate Recommendation of CSS Speech Module. CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is a language that describes the rendering of markup documents (e.g. HTML, XML) on various supports, such as screen, paper, speech, etc. The Speech module defines aural CSS properties that enable authors to declaratively control the…

Two First Public Working Drafts for Pronunciation

March 9th, 2020

The Accessible Platform Architectures Working Group has published two First Public Working Drafts today: Explainer: Improving Spoken Presentation on the Web defines a standard mechanism to allow content authors to include spoken presentation guidance in HTML content. Also, it contains two identified approaches and enumerates their advantages and disadvantages. Pronunciation Gap Analysis and Use Cases…

Preparing students to learn from home with Chromebooks

March 9th, 2020

As educators and IT administrators prepare for potential school closures due to COVID-19, we’re offering free access to advanced Hangouts Meet features, as well as resources and tips for teaching classes remotely. School admins can quickly and securely prepare their school’s Chromebooks to go home with students. Educators and IT administrators can also use our…