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Ride easy with new biking features in Google Maps

July 20th, 2020

People across the world are opting to hop on their bikes—especially with summer arriving in many parts of the world and more people looking for safer ways to get around. Since February, requests for cycling directions in Google Maps have jumped by 69 percent—hitting an all-time high last month. Whether people are hitting the road…

Creating a Gatsby Site with WordPress Data

July 20th, 2020

Gatsby, a React-based framework for static sites, is attracting attention not only from JavaScript developers but also from the WordPress developers and users. Many WordPress users find its features appealing, like ultra-fast image handling and improved security protection from hackers, but would like to use them while continuing to use the WordPress admin and editor…

For Wide Review: Making Content Usable for People with Cognitive and Learning Disabilities

July 19th, 2020

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG) and the Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group request wide review of the Working Draft “Making Content Usable for People with Cognitive and Learning Disabilities” from the Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force. We particularly request feedback on: Are any user needs or patterns missing or incorrect?…

A new skills partnership for Singaporeans

July 19th, 2020

Singaporeans have built one of the most competitive economies in the world. But right now, the country’s workers are facing a challenging outlook. There are fewer jobs available, while the jobs that are available require different skills. COVID-19 means more people are working from home, more roles are reliant on technology, and more small businesses…

CSS Painting Order

July 17th, 2020

Usually, when I see terms like “painting order” or “stacking context” my brain will start to shut off and my eyes will gloss over. Not that my brain doesn’t normally shut off more often than not, but that’s another topic for another time. Martin Robinson over at Igalia touches on these concepts using an example…

Updated W3C Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (CEPC)

July 17th, 2020

W3C today adopted a new Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (CEPC), developed by the Positive Work Environment Community Group. W3C’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct defines accepted and acceptable behaviors and promotes high standards of professional practice. The goals of this code are to: Define acceptable and expected standards of behavior. Provide a…

What would Emoji Day be without…new emoji!?

July 17th, 2020

July 17: It’s up there with Mother’s Day, New Year’s, and Valentine’s Day. That’s right, we’re talking about World Emoji Day. Never heard of it? Before my career in the world of emoji neither had I. But soon enough, I learned that the calendar emoji (of which there are three  📅 📆 🗓️) has officially…

Backdrop Filter effect with CSS

July 16th, 2020

I love these little posts where some tricky-looking design is solved by a single line of CSS using a little-known property. In this case, the design is a frosted glass effect and the CSS property is backdrop-filter. The approach? Easy peasy: .container { backdrop-filter: blur(10px); } The comments in the post are worth looking into…

Connect with mobility experts in our help community

July 16th, 2020

Our customers continue to inspire us with how they are successfully mobilizing their workforce with Android. To help our customers and partners connect and learn from one another, we’ve launched the Android Enterprise Help Community. It’s an open forum for discussing platform features, planning, deployment, and sharing ideas about mobility topics. After testing this concept…

Make the most of your day: 7 Google Calendar tips

July 16th, 2020

Time is precious—especially when you’re working from home and balancing work and family. The less time you spend fussing with tasks like scheduling, searching for a meeting code, or switching from app to app, the more time you can spend on things that matter. Google Calendar is filled with intuitive tools and tightly integrated with…