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JSON-LD 1.1 Specifications are W3C Recommendations

July 15th, 2020

The JSON-LD Working Group has published the following specifications as W3C Recommendations: JSON-LD 1.1—This specification defines JSON-LD 1.1, a JSON-based format to serialize Linked Data. The syntax is designed to easily integrate into deployed systems that already use JSON, and provides a smooth upgrade path from JSON to JSON-LD. It is primarily intended to be…

Get inspired by five Google Cloud Next ‘20: OnAir sessions

July 15th, 2020

Yesterday we kicked off Google Cloud Next ‘20: OnAir, a free, nine-week, in-depth digital event series covering all things cloud computing. While many Next ‘20: OnAir sessions will cover topics near and dear to the hearts of developers, businesses, and startups, there are a number of interesting and inspiring sessions that don’t require deep cloud…

Decoding decisions to grow online sales

July 15th, 2020

With more consumers sheltering at home, digital adoption has rapidly accelerated and changed consumer shopping behavior globally. Consumers are looking for new and delightful products related to the home; for example, searches for “planter box” grew 200 percent year over year globally. They’re finding ways to celebrate from afar, with global searches for “online gift”…

Bringing internet access to millions more Indians with Jio

July 15th, 2020

Today we signed an agreement to invest $4.5 billion (INR 33,737 crore) in Jio Platforms Ltd, taking a 7.73 percent stake in the company, pending regulatory review in India. This is the first investment from the Google For India Digitization Fund announced earlier this week, which aims to accelerate India’s digital economy over the next…

Unravel the symbols of ancient Egypt

July 14th, 2020

Today marks the anniversary of the discovery of the Rosetta Stone, the tool that first unlocked the mystery of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. Ancient Egyptians used this writing system more than 4000 years ago to record their stories, but only a select group knew how to read and write them. But today, thanks to the new…

WordPress 5.5 Beta 2

July 14th, 2020

WordPress 5.5 Beta 2 is now available! This software is still in development, so it’s not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. You can test WordPress 5.5 beta 2 in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge nightlies”…

Google Play Pass: new apps, games, plans and availability

July 14th, 2020

Google Play Pass helps you connect with awesome digital content—it’s your pass to hundreds of apps and games without ads and in-app purchases. Today we’re sharing new updates that make it a little easier to get started. Always something new to discover Over the past few months, we’ve added over 150 new titles—from racing games…

Three CSS Alternatives to JavaScript Navigation

July 14th, 2020

Hey quick! You’ve gotta create the navigation for the site and you start working on the mobile behavior. What pattern do you choose? If you’re like most folks, it’s probably the “hamburger” menu that, when clicked, uses a little JavaScript to expand a vertical list of navigation links. But that’s not the only option. Depending…

Inside the Google team that dreams up colors

July 13th, 2020

How do you bring a new color to life? Just ask Isabelle Olsson, who leads Google’s Color, Materials, and Finish team. “Every year we work on hundreds of new colors, but maybe one or two make it,” she says. They dream up colors for things like Nest Minis and Pixel phones and develop them from…

My Long Journey to a Decoupled WordPress Gatsby Site

July 13th, 2020

As a professional research biologist, my playground used to be science laboratories filled with microscopes, Petri dishes, and biology tools. Curiosity leads many scientists on their journey to discoveries. Mine led me to web design. I used to try learning HTML on my lab desktop while centrifuging extraction samples or waiting for my samples to…