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Rise and move forward together: Indonesia’s digital future

November 17th, 2020

In a year like no other, Indonesian entrepreneurs have shown grit and determination to keep their businesses running for the communities that rely on them. They’ve also shown great creativity in adopting new tools and technologies—like Ida, the owner of a traditional cake business in Lombok who saw business dry up when local schools were…

WordPress 5.6 Release Candidate

November 17th, 2020

The first release candidate for WordPress 5.6 is now available! This is an important milestone in the community’s progress toward the final release of WordPress 5.6. “Release Candidate” means that the new version is ready for release, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible something was missed. WordPress 5.6…

Tab throttling and more performance improvements in Chrome M87

November 17th, 2020

Even if you have a lot of tabs open, you likely only focus on a small set of them to get a task done. Starting in this release, Chrome is actively managing your computer’s resources to make the tabs you care about fast—while allowing you to keep hundreds of tabs open—so you can pick up…

Copyediting with Semantic HTML

November 17th, 2020

Tracking changes is a quintessential copyediting feature for comparing versions of content. While we’re used to tracking changes in a word processing document, we actually have HTML elements capable of that. There are a lot of elements that we can use for this process. The main ones we’ll look at are <del>, <ins> and <mark>….

A faster Chrome, for everything you need to get done

November 17th, 2020

Today we’re offering up our final Chrome release of 2020. The updates can help you get things done this holiday season (and beyond), so you can make life’s work a bit smoother and reclaim precious time. Faster to start, faster to load, and way more battery life This month’s update represents the largest gain in…

International Students’ Day: In pursuit of freedom

November 17th, 2020

On November 17, 1939, in Prague, a chemistry student named Jaroslav Franc woke up to blasts of machine gun rounds and nearby shouting. His college building was being stormed by Nazi soldiers, who were retaliating against Czechoslovak students for their repeated revolts against the current Nazi occupation of their country. Jaroslav and 1200 other university…

A Complete Guide to CSS Gradients

November 16th, 2020

The background-size property in CSS is one of the most useful — and most complex — of the background properties. There are many variations and different syntaxes you can use for this property, all of which have different use cases. Here’s a basic example: html { background: url(greatimage.jpg); background-size: 300px 100px; } That’s an example…

Mixing Colors in Pure CSS

November 16th, 2020

Red + Blue = Purple… right? Is there some way to express that in CSS? Well, not easily. There is a proposal draft for a color-mix function and some degree of interest from Chrome, but it doesn’t seem right around the corner. It would be nice to have native CSS color mixing, as it would…

New settings for smart features and personalization in Gmail

November 16th, 2020

People have come to expect a lot from their email. But whether you’re an inbox zero master or a never-archiver, you want your email experience to be easy and secure. Since 2004, many have grown to love Gmail for its time-saving and security features. From assistive writing capabilities to high priority notifications to blocking more…

The opportunity for “Digital Sprinters”

November 16th, 2020

People around the world are confronting once-in-a-generation challenges: a global pandemic, an economic downturn of unprecedented proportions, rising demands for equity, and dramatic strains on financial resources. The rain from this perfect storm is falling hardest on emerging markets. In many cases, they’re struggling to manage the pandemic with fewer public health resources and also…