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WordPress 5.7: Big ol’ jQuery Update

February 11th, 2021

WordPress core is making the jump from jQuery 1.12.4 to jQuery 3.5.1! This is a big deal for lots of reasons — like modern features, better DX, and security improvements to name a few. Right now, the plan is to release the update in WordPress 5.7, which is slated to release on March 9. 🤞…

CSS Cascading and Inheritance Level 3 is a W3C Recommendation

February 11th, 2021

The CSS Working Group has published CSS Cascading and Inheritance Level 3 as a W3C Recommendation. This CSS module describes how to collate style rules and assign values to all properties on all elements. By way of cascading and inheritance, values are propagated for all properties on all elements. CSS is a language for describing the…

How Su Mei Teh moved from financial services to Google

February 11th, 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 Su Mei Teh, the Asia Pacific Head of the Payments Product…

Celebrating Fredy Hirsch’s queer legacy of bravery

February 10th, 2021

The day I first learned about Fredy Hirsch was a normal workday in 2017. I’d just gotten off the bus and was walking to my home in south Tel Aviv. I’d recently been spending my commutes listening to the six-hour testimony of Dina Gottliebová Babbitt, an artist and Holocaust survivor, on the USC Shoah Foundation’s…

:focus-visible Support Comes to Firefox

February 10th, 2021

Look at that! The :focus-visible pseudo-selector is now supported in Firefox, as of version 85 which shipped yesterday. I had to rush over to the MDN Docs just to confirm, and yep, the :focus-visible page has been updated to reflect the news. What’s so cool about :focus-visible? It’s all about the blue focus ring that…

Behind the scenes of our first Women of Color Summit

February 10th, 2021

Over the past year, Google has continued to search for new ways to build a culture of belonging virtually. To continue this important work, last week, we hosted our first-ever Women of Color virtual summit. The event brought together thousands of Googlers, representing women of color from every corner of the world and across every…

Discover the artist who could hear colors

February 10th, 2021

If you’ve ever tried to describe colors with words, chances are you struggled to find the exact terms to convey what your eyes perceive, and you end up resorting to metaphors. In the dictionary, red is described as resembling the color of blood. Blue gets compared to a clear sky. Green almost always finds itself…

WordPress 5.7 Beta 2

February 9th, 2021

WordPress 5.7 Beta 2 is now available for testing! This software is still in development, so it’s not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with it. You can test the WordPress 5.7 Beta 2 in two ways: Install/activate the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (select the Bleeding…

Nested Media Queries

February 9th, 2021

Using media queries in CSS as part of responsive websites is bread and butter stuff to today’s front-end developer. Using preprocessors to make them more comfortable to write and easier to maintain has become common practice as well. I spent a few months experimenting with a dozen different approaches to media queries in Sass and…

8 ways you can control your Maps experience

February 9th, 2021

Today on Safer Internet Day, I’m sharing some handy tips on how you can be more in control of your Google Maps experience and help other people find great places around them. I’ve been a Google Maps program manager since 2012, and have explained a lot of the features in Maps to our global community…