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Beginner JavaScript Notes

July 8th, 2021

Wes has a heck of a set of “notes” for learning JavaScript. It’s organized like a curriculum, meaning if you teach JavaScript, you could do a lot worse. It’s actually more like 85 really fleshed-out blog posts organized into sections and easily navigable. If you want to be walked through it via video, then buy…

A Matter of Impact: June updates from Google.org

July 8th, 2021

This week we wrapped up Pride Month, and while events looked a little different than usual, I was happy to still take part in virtual celebrations at Google and in my community. For me, Pride represents a time to celebrate progress, and also reflect on how much work is left to be done. Like it…

New video introduces TPAC — our annual conference

July 8th, 2021

W3C released today a short video introducing our annual conference. TPAC is the acclaimed event where web standards are developed for the benefit of humanity. Watch the video to learn how the Web community engages at this important rendez-vous, how together we create momentum, brainstorm and coordinate work, how together the Web Consortium makes the…

A new generation of Korean startups

July 7th, 2021

In Korea today, a new generation of startup founders are making their mark — continuing Korea’s long tradition of forward-thinking in technology, building a more diverse Korean economy, and contributing to the recovery from COVID-19. Supporting these founders is a priority for Google in Korea, part of our mission to help improve Koreans’ lives and…

Kick like a pro with Footy Skills Lab

July 7th, 2021

When I was growing up in Brisbane, Aussie Rules football wasn’t offered as a school sport – and there weren’t any professional female role models to look up to and learn from. Despite these limitations, we got resourceful. We organized football games in our lunch breaks with friends, using soccer or rugby goal posts and…

WordPress 5.8 Release Candidate 2

July 6th, 2021

The second release candidate for WordPress 5.8 is now available! WordPress 5.8 is slated for release on July 20, 2021, and we need your help to get there—if you have not tried 5.8 yet, now is the time! You can test the WordPress 5.8 release candidate 2 in any of these three ways: Install and…

W3C Invites Implementations of ARIA in HTML

July 5th, 2021

The Web Applications Working Group has published the ARIA in HTML as a W3C Candidate Recommendation Snapshot. This specification defines the authoring rules (author conformance requirements) for the use of Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.1 and Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module 1.0 attributes on [HTML] elements. This specification’s primary objective is to define requirements for…

Accessibility accommodations now part of all W3C workshops

July 5th, 2021

W3C announced today that as part of our growing concern for inclusion, all W3C workshops will now include the following standard accessibility accommodations: English captions available on all pre-recorded presentations, before the live sessions Real-time English captions available during the live sessions American Sign language and other services will depend on participant requests W3C organizes…

WP Briefing: Episode 12: WordPress – In Person!

July 5th, 2021

In this episode, Josepha Haden Chomphosy talks about WordPress – In Person! The WordPress events provide the dark matter of connection that helps sustain the open-source project. 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…

Zero-Width Space

July 2nd, 2021

The name zero-width space is antithetical, but it’s not without uses. In text, maybe you’d use it around slashes because you want to be sure the words are treated individually but not have any physical space around the slash: That’s an image. WordPress was being weird about it and not escaping it even when in…