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Raise the woof for these Puppy Bowl search trends

February 9th, 2021

Every February, search interest peaks for one of our favorite events. A round of appaws if you guessed correctly: It’s the national Puppy Bowl. We wanted to relive Sunday’s excitement by fetching some of the most pup-ular search trends. It’s the leash we could do. For starters, fans had to choose a team to cheer…

SVG within CSS

February 8th, 2021

Stefan Judis has a “Today I Learned” (TIL) post explaining how SVGs filters can be inlined in CSS. The idea is that CSS has the filter property which supports some built-in functions, like grayscale(100%) and stuff like that. But it can also point to a filter defined by SVG. So you could do filter: url(#my-custom-filter)…

W3C Workshop Report: Maps for the Web

February 8th, 2021

W3C is pleased to announce a report from the W3C/OGC Joint Workshop Series on Maps for the Web, held in September & October, 2020. Through live presentations, panel discussions, and pre-recorded videos, workshop participants discussed requirements and proposals for Web platform maps. As an outcome of the workshop, participants seek to initiate a cross-community (W3C,…

On the road, making a living on the web

February 5th, 2021

Matt Kepnes was just 23 in 2004 when he took his first overseas vacation to Costa Rica. For someone else, this would have been a brief break from a corporate job. But to Matt, this trip — followed by a second overseas trip to Thailand — set him on the road to pursue his newfound…

Fourth Patent Advisory Group for Web Payments Working Group Launched

February 5th, 2021

In accordance with the W3C Patent Policy, W3C has launched a Web Payments Working Group Patent Advisory Group (PAG) in response to disclosures related to a specification of the Web Payments Working Group; see the PAG charter. W3C launches a PAG to resolve issues in the event a patent has been disclosed that may be…

Google News Showcase launches in Australia

February 4th, 2021

With the news moving faster than ever, it’s clear that journalism is an essential way to keep people informed. To meet a growing reader and publisher needs, last year we increased our investment in news partnerships and launched Google News Showcase. Today we are happy to announce we are rolling out an initial version of…

Under the Hood of the Language Service

February 4th, 2021

State of the Language Service The Angular Language Service was created back in 2016 when the ecosystem for editor experience (VS Code + TypeScript) was still in its infancy. In order to provide rich language features for Angular users, the Angular team had to overcome quite a few low-level architectural challenges. The View Engine compiler had…

Take a pulse on health and wellness with your phone

February 4th, 2021

Mobile devices have become essential daily tools for people all over the world — from staying connected to taking pictures and accessing information. Thanks to sensors that are already built into smartphones — like your microphone, camera, and accelerometer — these devices can also be helpful for daily health and wellness. Heart rate and respiratory…

Six Internationalization Gap-analysis First Public Working Drafts published

February 4th, 2021

The Internationalization Working Group has published First Public Working Drafts for six documents that explore gaps in language support on the Worldwide Web: Adlam Gap Analysis Hebrew Gap Analysis German Gap Analysis French Gap Analysis N’Ko Gap Analysis Osage Gap Analysis These drafts complement the 21 Gap-analysis documents published last June. We are looking for…

WordPress 5.6.1 Maintenance Release

February 3rd, 2021

WordPress 5.6.1 is now available! This maintenance release features 20 bug fixes as well as 7 issues fixed for the block editor. These bugs affect WordPress version 5.6, so you’ll want to upgrade. You can download WordPress 5.6.1 directly, or visit the Dashboard → Updates screen and click Update Now. If your sites support automatic background updates, they’ve already started the update process. WordPress…