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Helping European news publishers succeed online

July 6th, 2020

During the pandemic, demand for local news has grown as people try to stay up to date. COVID-19 has also increased the financial challenges many of these news publishers face. It’s now more important than ever to support local news, and that’s why we are introducing the Digital Growth Program from the Google News Initiative…

Fluid Images in a Variable Proportion Layout

July 3rd, 2020

Creating fluid images when they stand alone in a layout is easy enough nowadays. However, with more sophisticated interfaces we often have to place images inside responsive elements, like this card: For now, let’s say this image is not semantic content, but only decoration. That’s a good use for background-image. And because in this context…

Grillin’ it: Barbecue trends and family recipes

July 2nd, 2020

This Fourth of July, the fairground fireworks and pool parties may be put on hold. But there’s one thing we don’t have to cancel: Firing up the grill and hanging out in the backyard. In fact, “4th of July grilling ideas” spiked more than 400 percent in the U.S. within the past week. While many…

When a Line Doesn’t Break

July 2nd, 2020

We expect a line to break when the text on that line reaches the parent box boundaries. We see this every time we create a paragraph, just like this one. When the parent box doesn’t have enough room for the next word in a line, it breaks it and moves down to the next line…

The Month in WordPress: June 2020

July 1st, 2020

June was an exciting month for WordPress! Major changes are coming to the Gutenberg plugin, and WordCamp Europe brought the WordPress community closer together. Read on to learn more and to get all the latest updates. WordPress 5.4.2 released We said hello to WordPress 5.4.2 on June 10. This security and maintenance release features 17…

A Complete Guide to Dark Mode on the Web

July 1st, 2020

Dark mode has gained a lot of traction recently. Like Apple, for instance, has added dark mode to its iOS and MacOS operating systems. Windows and Google have done the same. DuckDuckGo’s light and dark themes Let’s get into dark mode in the context of websites. We’ll delve into different options and approaches to implementing…