Writers’ block? 8 Creators share tips and inspiration

April 26th, 2021

Building an audience for your brand takes time, commitment, and a lot of content. Most successful web creators have been publishing consistently for years. That can seem daunting to new creators and it’s easy to panic when the well runs empty, but there is no reason to worry. We recently spoke with eight creators about…

WP Briefing: Your Opinion is Our Opportunity

April 26th, 2021

In this episode, Josepha discusses the importance of co-development and testing for the continued growth and maintenance of the WordPress project. Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them to, either written or as a voice recording. Credits Editor: Dustin Hartzler Logo: Beatriz Fialho Production: Chloé Bringmann Song: Fearless First by Kevin…

Discover the people behind Japanese gastronomy

April 25th, 2021

Last year, we introduced the ‘Meshiagare!’ exhibition, showcasing thousands of photos and videos exploring Japanese cuisine. Today, we’re revealing the second installation of this mouth-watering project, with a focus on the people putting food on the table. In partnership with the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Google Arts & Culture is launching a…

Upcoming improvements to Angular library distribution

April 23rd, 2021

TLDR; In v12, we’ll deprecate our legacy compilation and rendering pipeline called View Engine. This change will not require any action by developers. Libraries dependent on View Engine will continue to work as expected via our compatibility compiler ngcc. If you’re a library author or interested in understanding technical details, please continue reading the sections below….

Using New Gatsby Source WordPress Plugin

April 23rd, 2021

The WPGraphQL plugin can be used to create a site that uses WordPress for content management, but with a front-end, that’s driven by Gatsby. We call this a “decoupled” or “headless” CMS because the site’s back-end and front-end are separate entities that still talk to one another via APIs where components on the front end…

Seizing the moment – A framework for American innovation

April 23rd, 2021

Decades of government investment in R&D led to scientific breakthroughs that gave us the tools we use every day, and public-private partnerships have sparked innovations from the microchip to the internet. Government R&D investment has led to economic growth, jobs, and new startups. As just one example, some of Google’s earliest work was made possible,…

So…what does a technical writer actually do?

April 23rd, 2021

When I started college, I was dead-set on becoming an accountant. I loved the logical nature of writing, rewriting, and trying to find the perfect, most concise way to get my point across. Because of this, I thought the logic of debits and credits and the puzzle-like nature of the tax code meant accounting would…

Chrome 91: Handwriting Recognition, WebXR Plane Detection and More

April 22nd, 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 Chrome 91 is beta as of April 22, 2021. Origin Trials This version of Chrome introduces…

Text That Sometimes Turns to Emojis

April 22nd, 2021

There are some Unicode characters that some browsers just decide they are going to turn into emojis for you. I couldn’t tell you why exactly, but here’s what I see: Chrome on the left. Safari in the simulator on top and to the right. Those text Unicode characters (▶, ↩, and, ❤) show up as…

How we’re minimizing AI’s carbon footprint

April 21st, 2021

The book that led to my visit to Google. When I first visited Google back in 2002, I was a computer science professor at UC Berkeley. My colleague John Hennessey and I were updating our textbook on computer architecture, and Larry Page — who rode a hot-rodded electric scooter at the time — agreed to…