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WordPress 5.5 Release Candidate 2

August 4th, 2020

The second release candidate for WordPress 5.5 is here! WordPress 5.5 is slated for release on August 11, 2020, but we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 5.5 yet, now is the time! You can test the WordPress 5.5 release candidate in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge nightlies” option) Or download the release…

Making Sense of react-spring

August 4th, 2020

The animation is one of the trickier things to get right with React. In this post, I’ll try to provide the introduction to react-spring I wish I had when I first started out, then dive into some interesting use cases. While react-spring isn’t the only animation library for React, it’s one of the more popular…

TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.2 is a W3C Recommendation

August 3rd, 2020

The Timed Text Working Group has published TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.2 as a W3C Recommendation. IMSC 1.2 is the latest version of the IMSC standard, which defines profiles of the Timed Text Markup Language for worldwide subtitling and captioning interchange. IMSC is used in applications such as CMAF, DASH, IMF,…

The Making of: Netlify’s Million Devs SVG Animation Site

August 3rd, 2020

Building a Vue App out of an SVG The beauty of SVG is you can think of it, and the coordinate system, as a big game of battleship. You’re really thinking in terms of x, y, width, and height. <div id=”app”> <app-login-result-sticky v-if=”user.number” /> <app-github-corner /> <app-header /> <!– this is one big SVG –>…

New Pixels—and new prices—are here

August 3rd, 2020

Last year, Pixel 3a gave people a chance to get the helpful features of Pixel at a more affordable price. This year, Pixel 4a—which launches this month—and the first 5G-enabled Pixels, Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 coming this fall, will continue to bring the features people love—like an incredible camera and feature drops that…

A Lightweight Masonry Solution

August 3rd, 2020

Back in May, I learned about Firefox adding masonry to CSS grid. Masonry layouts are something I’ve been wanting to do on my own from scratch for a very long time, but have never known where to start. So, naturally, I checked the demo and then I had a lightbulb moment when I understood how…

The Month in WordPress: July 2020

August 3rd, 2020

July was an action-packed month for the WordPress project. The month saw a lot of updates on one of the most anticipated releases – WordPress 5.5! WordCamp US 2020 was canceled and the WordPress community team started experimenting with different formats for engaging online events, in July. Read on to catch up with all the…

A partnership with ADT for smarter home security

August 3rd, 2020

Today, we’re announcing a long-term, strategic partnership between Google and ADT, a leading U.S. security and home automation provider. Together, we aim to create the next generation of the helpful home—based on new security solutions that will better protect and connect people to their homes and families. Devices and services Google will combine its Nest…