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Quicksave: The latest from Google Play Pass

January 29th, 2021

Google Play Pass helps you connect with awesome digital content: It’s your pass to hundreds of apps and games without ads and in-app purchases. It’s been a pretty busy year for Play Pass, so let’s take a moment to spotlight a few of the games and developers we think you’ll enjoy. Program updates This past…

Meet 3 women who found community in India’s tech scene

January 29th, 2021

Based on research Women Techmakers conducted in 2018, women only make up 34 percent of all technology sector employees in India. Thankfully, there’s a rising leadership of Indian women in tech working to make this industry more inclusive and equitable. Many of them are a part of our Women Techmakers community, which is at the…

Styling Web Components

January 29th, 2021

Nolan Lawson has a little emoji-picker-element that is awfully handy and incredibly easy to use. But considering you’d probably be using it within your own app, it should be style-able so it can incorporated nicely anywhere. How to allow that styling isn’t exactly obvious: What wasn’t obvious to me, though, was how to allow users…

A Whole Website in a Single HTML File

January 28th, 2021

I can’t stop thinking about this site. It looks like a pretty standard fare; a website with links to different pages. Nothing to write home about except that… the whole website is contained within a single HTML file. What about clicking the navigation links, you ask? Each link merely shows and hides certain parts of…

Chrome 89 Beta: Advanced Hardware Interactions, Web Sharing on Desktop, and More

January 28th, 2021

Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome beta channel release for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows. Learn more about the features listed here through the provided links or from the list on ChromeStatus.com. Chrome 89 is beta as of January 28, 2021. WebHID API There is a long tail…

Reach your 2021 goals with custom apps — no coding required

January 28th, 2021

We’re nearly a month into 2021, and for some of us, that could mean we’re hitting a New Year’s resolution roadblock. But don’t lose all hope just yet: Research suggests that many of the positive changes we want to make are less about our will power and more about removing the hurdles between each of…

HTML Review Draft — Published 29 January 2020 is a W3C Recommendation

January 28th, 2021

As part of working with the WHATWG together on HTML and DOM, W3C selected today to endorse the HTML Review Draft — Published 29 January 2020 as a W3C Recommendation. The HTML specification defines a semantic-level markup language and associated semantic-level scripting APIs for authoring accessible pages on the Web ranging from static documents to…

Mosul’s Art & Soul comes to life

January 27th, 2021

Some of us only know of the Iraqi city of Mosul as a place where many have suffered. But there is much more to the city than its recent history. Once a thriving trade center, Mosul endured years of conflict but also renewal. Mosul, which is nestled in the “cradle of civilization,” has a heritage…

Yoga Girl Rachel Brathen uses the web to go global

January 27th, 2021

Rachel Brathen wants to create a more peaceful and harmonious world, one yoga pose at a time. A native of Sweden, Rachel moved to Aruba with her husband in 2010, where she’s taught yoga full-time ever since. The business started out slow, teaching a few students at a time. Then five students turned into 10,…

The Holy Grail Layout with CSS Grid

January 27th, 2021

A reader wrote in asking specifically how to build this layout in CSS Flexbox: My answer: That’s not really a layout for CSS Flexbox. You could pull it off if you had to, but you’d need some kind of conceit, like grouping the nav and article together in a parent element (if not more grouping)….