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Sundar Pichai’s testimony to the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust

July 29th, 2020

Editor’s Note: Today the CEOs of Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook are testifying before the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law. Read our CEO Sundar Pichai’s opening testimony below, describing how Google’s free products are helpful to people and small businesses, and how competition inspires us to innovate and create better…

Phone backup and a new storage manager in the Google One app

July 29th, 2020

Two years ago we launched Google One: a membership that gives you more out of Google. We started with expanded storage plans, the ability to share your storage with family members, live support for all your Google questions, and member benefits like Google Play credits and Google Store member rewards. Last year, we launched automatic…

Using Chrome to generate more accessible PDFs

July 29th, 2020

Starting in Chrome 85 (scheduled to go to stable in late August), Chrome will automatically generate a tagged PDF when you print a web page and choose the “Save as PDF” destination. A tagged PDF is one that contains extra metadata about the structure of a document, including things like headings, lists, tables, paragraphs, and…

style9: build-time CSS-in-JS

July 29th, 2020

In April of last year, Facebook revealed its big new redesign. An ambitious project, it was a rebuild of a large site with a massive amount of users. To accomplish this, they used several technologies they have created and open-sourced, such as React, GraphQL, Relay, and a new CSS-in-JS library called stylex. This new library…

A Bit on Web Component Libraries

July 28th, 2020

To my mind, one of the best use cases for Web Components is pattern libraries. Instead of doing, say, <ul class=”nav nav-tabs”> like you would do in Bootstrap or <div class=”tabs”> like you would in Bulma, you would use a custom element, like <designsystem-tabs>. The new Shoelace library uses the sl namespace for their components….

WordPress 5.5 Release Candidate

July 28th, 2020

The first release candidate for WordPress 5.5 is now available! This is an important milestone in the community’s progress toward the final release of WordPress 5.5. “Release Candidate” means that the new version is ready for release, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible something was missed. WordPress 5.5…

Want to get better at code? Teach someone CSS.

July 28th, 2020

A friend of mine recently asked me to teach her to code. She was an absolute beginner, having no idea what coding really involves. I decided to start where I started: HTML and CSS. Using CodePen, we started forking Pens and altering them. Soon, a learning path started to unravel. The aim of this article…

WordPress 5.5 Beta 4

July 27th, 2020

WordPress 5.5 Beta 4 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 4 in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the…

The Indie Game Festival announces its nine winners

July 27th, 2020

The talent of independent and small game developers shines this year at Google Play’s Indie Games Festival,a celebration of the creativity of game developers. We received hundreds of submissions for the three competitions in Europe, Japan and South Korea. This year’s winning games have something for everyone, from a food-themed puzzle game with cats to a Mars Survival Project….

Using Trello as a Super Simple CMS

July 27th, 2020

Sometimes our sites need a little sprinkling of content management. Not always. Not a lot. But a bit. The CMS market is thriving with affordable, approachable products, so we’re not short of options. Thankfully, it is a very different world to the one that used to force companies to splash out a ga-jillionty-one dollars (not…