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Plan and find your way in stations with new, accessible Maps tools

May 25th, 2021

Train stations are often busy, bustling places. Whether you’re reaching your final stop or catching a connection, finding your way through a complex or crowded station can be daunting. And for people traveling with wheelchairs, luggage, prams, or crutches, there are even more factors to juggle. In 2018, we brought wheelchair accessible routes to Sydney…

4 things to know about Google Photos’ storage policy change

May 24th, 2021

Six months ago, we announced a change to our High-quality storage policy that allows us to keep pace with the growing demand for storage and build Google Photos for the future. On Tuesday, June 1, we’ll start rolling out this change so that any new photos and videos you back up will count toward the…

Episode 9: The Cartography of WordPress

May 24th, 2021

In this episode, Josepha Haden Chomphosy provides a map of how to navigate WordPress teams and communication channels, along with her small list of big things. Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them to wpbriefing@wordpress.org, either written or as a voice recording. Credits Editor: Dustin Hartzler Logo: Beatriz Fialho Production: Chloé Bringmann…

Should DevTools teach the CSS cascade?

May 21st, 2021

Stefan Judis, two days before I mouthed off about using (X, X, X, X) for talking about specificity, has a great blog post not only using that format, but advocating that browser DevTools should show us that value by selectors. I think that the above additions could help to educate developers about CSS tremendously. The…

Finding any Cartier watch in under 3 seconds

May 21st, 2021

Cartier is legendary in the world of luxury — a name that is synonymous with iconic jewelry and watches, timeless design,  savoir-faire, and exceptional customer service. Maison Cartier’s collection dates back to the opening of Louis-François Cartier’s very first Paris workshop in 1847. And with over 174 years of history, Maison’s catalog is extensive, with…

New grants help Australian teachers build digital skills

May 21st, 2021

In a world where technology is evolving rapidly, it’s vital that Australian teachers have the knowledge and access to the resources they need in order to equip students for the future. For the past ten years, we’ve been contributing to these efforts through Google’s Educator Professional Development Grants program providing teachers with skills and tools…

11 ways we’re innovating with AI

May 20th, 2021

AI is integral to so much of the work we do at Google. Fundamental advances in computing are helping us confront some of the greatest challenges of this century, like climate change. Meanwhile, AI is also powering updates across our products, including Search, Maps, and Photos — demonstrating how machine learning can improve your life in…

An experiment in helping users and web publishers create deeper connections on Chrome

May 19th, 2021

Today, people have many ways to keep up with their favorite websites, including subscribing to mailing lists, notifications and RSS. It’s a lot for any one person to manage, so we’re exploring how to simplify the experience of getting the latest and greatest from your favorite sites directly in Chrome, building on the open RSS…

svg-loader: A Different Way to Work With External SVG

May 19th, 2021

SVGs are awesome: they are small, look sharp on any scale, and can be customized without creating a separate file. However, there is something I feel is missing in web standards today: a way to include them as an external file that also retains the format’s customization powers. For instance, let’s say you want to…

Dropping support for Internet Explorer 11

May 19th, 2021

Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) was released over 7 years ago and is currently used by less than 1% of all users on the Internet with usage rapidly declining. A large majority of popular websites have already stopped supporting IE11 (including Microsoft Teams in 2020), and even the Microsoft 365 apps and services will be dropping…