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DevTools for CSS layouts 2021 edition

May 13th, 2021

Chen Hui Jing covers some recent movement in DevTools: Firefox’s grid inspector was pretty full-featured from the get-to and released together with CSS grid in Firefox 52. It was constantly improved upon since. Chrome added a basic grid inspector tool in Chrome 62 that let developers highlight elements using grid layout, but more robust features were only added in…

Scholarships for underrepresented leaders in journalism

May 13th, 2021

Editor’s note: The Google News Initiative is supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion scholarships at three of the industry’s top executive education programs: the Sulzberger Executive Leadership Program at Columbia University, the Media Transformation Challenge at Poynter Institute and the Executive Program in News Innovation and Leadership at CUNY. This post is authored by the director…

How The FA used tech to get the ball rolling

May 13th, 2021

For millions of football fans across the U.K. and around the world, the return of live matches in the English Premier League was a long-awaited milestone in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Enter Project Restart: the nickname given to the Premier League’s attempts to resume the season while ensuring the safety of players and…

WordPress 5.7.2 Security Release

May 12th, 2021

WordPress 5.7.2 is now available. This security release features one security fix. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. All versions since WordPress 3.7 have also been updated. WordPress 5.7.2 is a short-cycle security release. The next major release will be version 5.8. You can update to…

Angular v12 is now available

May 12th, 2021

Photo of Alamo Square Park in San Francisco by Minko Gechev It’s that time again, friends — we’re back with a new release and we can’t wait to share all the great updates and features waiting for you in Angular v12. Before we dive into those updates, let’s check in on the Angular journey. A vital key to Angular’s…

Coworkers become allies while working from home

May 12th, 2021

When Shammi Quddus joined Google in 2018, she noticed she didn’t run into many other Muslims. “There are so few of us, statistically speaking,” she says. She decided to join the Muslims@Google group, part of the Inter Belief Network run by Googlers to empower employees to voice and practice their beliefs. She was especially impressed…

I could build this during the weekend

May 11th, 2021

How many times have you heard that (or even uttered it under your own breath)? I know I’ve heard it in conversations. I also know I’ve wondered the same thing about a product or two — hey, the idea here is super simple, let’s get a couple of buddies together and make the same thing,…

How to connect with your web audience

May 11th, 2021

If you’re truly passionate about the content you’re creating, chances are there’s an online community that shares your interests and enthusiasm. So how do you develop a loyal following eager to check out your content? We asked successful web creators, bloggers, and influencers for their tips on creating content that engages and resonates with their…

Welcome to Openverse

May 11th, 2021

Following the recent statement by WordPress’s co-founder Matt Mullenweg and the Creative Commons CEO, Catherine Stihler’s post, I’m happy to formally announce that CC Search (with the new name Openverse) is now part of the WordPress open source project. Both Matt and I are long-time supporters of Creative Commons. I hope that this will provide…

First Public Working Draft of MiniApp Manifest

May 10th, 2021

The MiniApps Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of MiniApp Manifest. This specification is a registry of supplementary members for the Web Application Manifest and the Web App Manifest – Application Information specifications that provide additional metadata to an application manifest to describe MiniApps. This JSON-based manifest file enables developers to set…