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Meet Barbara Hepworth, her art and life with Google Arts & Culture

June 11th, 2021

Barbara Hepworth was one of the most important artists of the 20th century,and on this day in 1964, she unveiled her iconic sculpture Single Form at the United Nations in New York City. The piece is a dedication to her friend, UN Secretary-General, Dag Hammarskjöld. To mark the decade since the opening of her namesake…

Our commitments for the Privacy Sandbox

June 10th, 2021

We all expect a more private and secure web. The Privacy Sandbox initiative aims to help build it by developing new digital advertising tools to protect people’s privacy and prevent covert tracking while supporting a thriving ad-funded web. From the start of this project, we have been developing these tools in the open and sought…

Rediscover your city through a new Lens this summer

June 9th, 2021

With warmer weather upon us and many places reopening in the U.K., it’s the perfect time to go out and reconnect with your surroundings. Whether it’s soaking up that panoramic view of a city skyline that you’ve really missed, or wondering what that interesting tree species was that you pass every day on your park…

Build more accessible Angular apps

June 9th, 2021

During #GoogleIO2021, we released a new Angular codelab focused on accessibility. In this post we’ll walk through ten tools for building more accessible applications, then head to the codelab for hands-on practice exercising these skills. Build more accessible Angular apps Accessibility is a vital part of web development – ensuring that users can perceive, understand, navigate, and…

WordPress 5.8 Beta 1

June 8th, 2021

WordPress 5.8 Beta 1 is now available for testing! This software is still in development, so it is not recommended to run this version on a production site. Instead, we recommend that you run this on a test site to play with the new version. You can test the WordPress 5.8 Beta 1 in two ways:…

News Brief: May updates from the Google News Initiative

June 8th, 2021

Last month, we supported new programs to drive business development, media literacy and elections reporting around the world. We’re collaborating with news partners through virtual events, supporting innovation in journalism through new tools, and much more. Read on for May updates. Providing new resources to drive Advertising revenue  Starting June 1, the GNI Digital Growth…

Using AI to predict what should go behind a paywall

June 8th, 2021

For many publications, including Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (F.A.Z.), subscriptions are increasingly important to maintaining a healthy bottom line. Known for its in-depth coverage, the German-language daily reaches 148 countries and 17.3 million readers each month. F.A.Z. operates what’s known as a freemium paywall. Some articles are free, while others can only be accessed with…

DOM Review Draft 15 June 2020 Endorsed as a W3C Candidate Recommendation

June 8th, 2021

As part of working with the WHATWG together on HTML and DOM, W3C selected today to endorse the DOM Review Draft — Published 15 June 2020 as a W3C Candidate Recommendation. DOM defines a platform-neutral model for events, aborting activities, and node trees. This document is published for purposes of patent review by WHATWG Workstream…

The Plan for React 18

June 7th, 2021

The React team is excited to share a few updates: We’ve started work on the React 18 release, which will be our next major version. We’ve created a Working Group to prepare the community for gradual adoption of new features in React 18. We’ve published a React 18 Alpha so that library authors can try…

Links on Accessibility

June 7th, 2021

Show/Hide password accessibility and password hints tutorial — Nicolas Steenhout goes deep on <input type=”password”> accessibility. For one thing, being able to toggle it to type=”text” should be possible, while announcing, politely, the change. But also, put the password hints (for choosing a password) before the input and programmatically connect them. And a bunch of…