Privacy Sandbox in 2021: Testing a more private web

January 25th, 2021

A year ago we announced our intention to phase out third-party cookies and replace them with new browser features that are fundamentally more private. Since then, we’ve been working closely with the broader web community, including W3C, to design and implement new privacy-preserving technology, while also preserving the vitality and sustainability of the open web….

How we’re helping get vaccines to more people

January 25th, 2021

The pandemic has taken a devastating toll on communities worldwide. While there is much uncertainty still ahead, the development of multiple safe vaccines in such a short time gives us the reason for hope. Now the work begins to ensure that everyone can benefit from this triumph of scientific achievement, and quickly. During the pandemic,…

You want minmax(10px, 1fr) not 1fr

January 22nd, 2021

There are a lot of grids on the web like this: .grid { display: grid; grid-template-columns: repeat(3, 1fr); } My message is that what they really should be is: .grid { display: grid; grid-template-columns: repeat(3, minmax(10px, 1fr)); }   Why? In the former, the minimum width of the grid column is min-content, which can be…

A Google designer takes us inside Search’s mobile redesign

January 22nd, 2021

The beginning of a new year inspires people everywhere to make changes. It’s when many of us take stock of our lives, our careers or even just our surroundings and think about what improvements we can make. That’s also been the case for Google designer Aileen Cheng. Aileen recently led a major visual redesign of…

Better content sharing with Custom Tabs

January 22nd, 2021

Custom Tabs is a browser feature, introduced by Chrome, that is now supported by most major browsers on Android. It gives apps more control over their web experience and makes transitions between native and web content more seamless without having to resort to a WebView. Similar to when using the browser, users frequently want to…

8 Facts about Google and the News Media Bargaining Code

January 21st, 2021

Today we appeared at a public hearing of the Senate Committee that is reviewing a proposed new law, the News Media Bargaining Code. You can read Mel Silva’s opening statement here. As we said at the hearing, we are committed to reaching a workable Code and see a clear path to getting there, but serious…

People of WordPress: Thelma Mutete

January 21st, 2021

WordPress is open-source software, maintained by a global network of contributors. There are many examples of how WordPress has changed people’s lives for the better. In this monthly series, we share some of those lesser-known, amazing stories. From a young age, Thelma was encouraged by her father to ‘work hard, and dream big’. In High…

How Emily Garcia found her dream job in consumer hardware

January 21st, 2021

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns, and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like, and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews. Today’s post is all about Emily Garcia, head of Supply and Demand Management for our Pixel…

First Public Working Draft: W3C Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 3.0

January 21st, 2021

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG) has published a First Public Working Draft of W3C Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 3.0. WCAG and supporting materials explain how to make web content, apps, and tools more accessible to people with disabilities. W3C Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 3 has several differences from Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2. WCAG…

Vietnam awaits you with wonders

January 20th, 2021

With its beautiful beaches, lush green landscapes, fresh food, and vibrant culture, travelers the world over have been enchanted by Vietnam. In fact, in 2019, Vietnam welcomed 18 million international guests and Da Nang was named the top trending destination for 2020. Sadly, the pandemic has had severe implications for travel, and that is one…