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Creating CSS Shapes with Emoji

October 23rd, 2020

CSS Shapes is a standard that lets us create geometric shapes over floated elements that cause the inline contents — usually text — around those elements to wrap along with the specified shapes. Such a shaped flow of text looks good in editorial designs or designs that work with text-heavy contents to add some visual…

CSS in 3D: Learning to Think in Cubes Instead of Boxes

October 23rd, 2020

My path to learning CSS was a little unorthodox. I didn’t start as a front-end developer. I was a Java developer. In fact, my earliest recollections of CSS were picking colors for things in Visual Studio. It wasn’t until later that I got to tackle and find my love for the front end. And exploring…

Art to inspire the future with the United Nations

October 23rd, 2020

October 24th is United Nations Day, and this year we’re marking 75 years of the United Nations (UN75). To commemorate this anniversary, the United Nations Secretary-General asked the world, “What are your hopes for the future?” Over one million people from every country spoke up, expressing their thoughts and ideas for the future we want….

Save money with the new Google Fi phone subscription program

October 22nd, 2020

Google Fi is known for pricing that’s easy to understand and coverage that helps you stay connected, but your phone is about more than the service plan. Choosing and upgrading to a new phone can be time-consuming, complicated, and expensive. So today, Google Fi is announcing our new phone subscription program: for just$15 per month1,…

Investing in ad serving with Campaign Manager 360

October 22nd, 2020

We hear from our advertiser and agency partners that they continue to value ad serving as an integrated—but independent—solution alongside media buying. For example, Mondelez relies on Campaign Manager for centralized ad serving and measurement across their many brands and regions. This helps them to analyze campaign performance and make faster media and creative optimizations….

Shop early for the best holiday deals online and nearby

October 22nd, 2020

Black Friday typically has the biggest deals of the season. But this year, holiday shopping is starting earlier than usual. With safety top of mind, retailers have moved away from typical doorbuster events and are beginning to promote their discounts online. Shoppers are starting earlier too: searches for“early deals” in the U.S. have increased significantly…

First Public Working Draft: WebXR Hand Input Module — Level 1

October 22nd, 2020

The Immersive Web Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of WebXR Hand Input Module – Level 1. The WebXR Hand Input module expands the WebXR Device API with the functionality to track articulated hand poses.

First Public Working Draft: CSS Custom Highlight API Module Level 1

October 22nd, 2020

The CSS Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of CSS Custom Highlight API Module Level 1. This CSS module describes a mechanism for styling arbitrary ranges of a document identified by script. CSS is a language for describing the rendering of structured documents (such as HTML and XML) on screen, on paper,…

India’s mini-masterpieces brought to life with AI and AR

October 21st, 2020

Miniature paintings are among the most beautiful, most technically-advanced, and most sophisticated art forms in Indian culture. Though compact (about the same size as a small book), they typically tackle profound themes such as love, power, and faith. Using technologies like machine learning, augmented reality, and high-definition robotic cameras, Google Arts & Culture has partnered…

Reducing abusive notification content

October 21st, 2020

Although notifications on the web are useful for a variety of applications, they can also be misused for phishing, malware, or fake messages that imitate system notifications for the purpose of generating user interactions. In Chrome 86, we’ve expanded on previous efforts [1] [2] to improve the quality of the web notification ecosystem by adding…