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A hybrid approach to work

May 5th, 2021

Sundar sent the following email to Google employees earlier today.  Hi Googlers, We’ve spent the last year focused on supporting employees during the pandemic. I hope the extra benefits such as Carer’s Leave, the work-from-home allowance, the extra reset days, and the ability to work from wherever you need have been helpful in getting through…

Progress Delayed Is Progress Denied

May 5th, 2021

The bombshell article of the week is from Alex Russell of Google/Chrome. Alex has long been super critical of Apple, particularly about how there is literally no option to run any other browser than Safari on iOS. This article isn’t just fist-waving about that, but a dissertation accusing Apple of real harm to the web…

The Month in WordPress: April 2021

May 4th, 2021

As WordPress grows, both in usage as a CMS and in participation as a community, it’s important for us to shed the idea that software creation is only about what literally can be done to code or what literally can be done to the core of what literally can be done to the CMS. That…

W3C opens Advisory Board (AB) election

May 4th, 2021

The W3C Advisory Committee has nominated seven individuals, and is invited today to vote until 2 June 2020 for six seats in the W3C Advisory Board (AB) election. Please, read the statements of the nominees. Created in March 1998, the Advisory Board provides ongoing guidance to the W3C Team on issues of strategy, management, legal…

Honoring Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Google

May 4th, 2021

My parents fled China by boat in the 1940s during the Communist Revolution, ultimately landing in New Jersey, where I grew up. As one of three Asian kids at my school, I felt like an outsider and it seemed clear that popularity and success didn’t come easily to people who looked like me. Today, I…

Chapter 8: CSS

May 3rd, 2021

In June of 2006, web developers and designers from around the world came to London for the second annual @media conference. The first had been a huge success, and @media 2006 had even more promise. Its speaker lineup was pulled from some of the most exciting and energetic voices in the web design and browser…

Championing women’s sports with the WNBA and ESPN

May 3rd, 2021

When I think back to all of the time I have spent watching sports, a few memorable moments rise to the top. Lisa Leslie’s famous dunk, the first in WNBA history, took the world by storm. My daughter and I were on the edge of our seats when the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team won…

Hear educators’ stories this Teacher Appreciation Week

May 2nd, 2021

Editor’s note: In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week,  2020 National Teacher of the Year Tabatha Rosproy is sharing her story, as well as some of the ways Google is supporting teachers this year.   Every year, Teacher Appreciation Week falls near the end of the school year, which is an emotional time for many teachers. Saying…

Escucha las historias de los educadores en esta Semana de Apreciación del Profesor

May 2nd, 2021

Nota: En honor a la Semana de Apreciación al Profesor,  la Profesora Nacional del Año 2020 Tabatha Rosproy nos comparte su historia, así como algunas de las formas en que las que estamos apoyando a los maestros este año.   Cada año, la Semana de Apreciación al Profesor llega en un momento emotivo para muchos maestros,…