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AngularJS LTS Extended in response to COVID-19

August 17th, 2020

Back on July 27th, via the official Twitter account, we announced that in response to COVID-19 the team will extend AngularJS LTS by 6 months. Photo by Mark Thompson Background AngularJS is still an extremely stable framework for building web applications and has millions of developers across the world wide web. Its successor Angular which uses the…

Doodling for kindness: Check out our 54 contest winners

August 17th, 2020

In January, we kicked off the 12th annual Doodle for Google contest by inviting K-12 students across the country to submit their artistic interpretations of this year’s contest theme “I show kindness by…”. I was particularly excited about this year’s prompt, given how critical kindness is today. To me, showing kindness means doing your best…

Protecting Google Chrome users from insecure forms

August 17th, 2020

Beginning in M86, Chrome will warn users when they try to complete forms on secure (HTTPS) pages that are submitted insecurely. These “mixed forms” (forms on HTTPS sites that do not submit on HTTPS) are a risk to users’ security and privacy. Information submitted on these forms can be visible to eavesdroppers, allowing malicious parties…

Highlighting great user experiences on the mobile web

August 17th, 2020

Over the last decade, Chrome and the web development community have worked towards providing users with a fast, responsive and delightful browsing experience. Features like <link rel=preload> and native lazy-loading, to name but a few, are helping pages meet this mark. Historically, Chrome has also successfully encouraged the adoption of best-practices such as HTTPS by…

Google’s AI hardware, in new hands

August 17th, 2020

A robot that turns portraits into manga. A vest that helps people navigate. Gloves that transmit the feeling of bird songs. These aren’t props from the set of a Sci-Fi movie, they’re a few of the finalist projects presented in New Orleans during the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), the premier…

City of Boston

August 14th, 2020

Completed Drupal site or project URL: https://www.boston.gov/ The City of Boston is known around the world for its winning sports team, New England food, prestigious universities, and rich history. The City serves 4.8 million people in the Greater Boston area and supports 23 neighborhoods. A pioneering city, Boston is famed for having the first public…

That’s Just How I Scroll

August 14th, 2020

How do you know a page (or any element on that page) scrolls? Well, if it has a scrollbar, that’s a pretty good indication. You might still have to scrapple with your client about “the fold” or whatever, but I don’t think anyone is confused at what a scrollbar is or what it indicates. But…

How Nikiya Simpson brought meaning to her work

August 14th, 2020

In 2009, Nikiya Simpson was dealing with burnout. She’d been working in data processing at a tech company for six years but recently found herself wanting “something more meaningful.” “I felt like the long nights and weekends, the overtime and stress, didn’t contribute to making anyone’s life better,” Nikiya says. “Especially my own.” Nikiya decided…

What I Learned by Fixing One Line of CSS in an Open Source Project

August 14th, 2020

I was browsing the Svelte docs on my iPhone and came across a blaring UI bug. The notch in the REPL knob was totally out of whack. I’m always looking to contribute to open source, and I thought this would be a quick and easy fix. Turns out, there was a lot more to it…

It’s Music Week on Inside Guide

August 14th, 2020

This summer is a weird one. The season known for long days, beaches, and cross-country road trips has moved indoors, where a lot of us are spending more time hanging out at home with our families. In this alt-version of summer, people are searching for new ways to spend their time—and we’d like to help….