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The Relevance of TypeScript in 2022

January 31st, 2022

It’s 2022. And the current relevance of TypeScript is undisputed. TypeScript has dominated the front-end developer experience by many, many accounts. By now you likely already know that TypeScript is a superset of JavaScript, building on JavaScript by adding syntax for type declarations, classes, and other object-oriented features with type-checking. And when I say dominated,…

Ask a Techspert: What’s a subsea cable?

January 28th, 2022

Whenever I try to picture the internet at work, I see little pixels of information moving through the air and above our heads in space, getting where they need to go thanks to 5G towers and satellites in the sky. But it’s a lot deeper than that — literally. Google Cloud’s Vijay Vusirikala recently talked…

Offers on Google Play: a new destination to find great deals

January 27th, 2022

Since 2012, Google Play has been a one-stop-shop for discovering and enjoying your favorite apps, games, and digital content. This week we’re launching “Offers” — a new tab in the Google Play Store app to help you discover deals in games and apps across travel, shopping, media & entertainment, fitness, and more. The rollout is…

W3C Web Fonts Working Group honored in 2021 Emmy® Awards

January 26th, 2022

The National Academy of Arts and Sciences has released its 2021 list of Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards today and we were delighted to discover that the Web Fonts Working Group, along with MPEG, will be honored for standardizing font technology for custom downloadable fonts and typography for web and TV devices. This award represents…

This creator turned donuts into dollars

January 26th, 2022

Google for Creators recently launched The Conversation, a new YouTube series spotlighting the experiences of women of color creators. This month, we’re featuring designer, photo stylist, and donut aficionado Samantha Ushiro, the talent behind the successful online brand Aww Sam. Learn more about Sam below and check out the full interview. Samantha Ushiro’s love for…

How Do You Handle Component Spacing in a Design System?

January 25th, 2022

Say you’ve got a <Card /> component. It’s highly likely it shouldn’t be butted right up against any other components with no spacing around it. That’s true for… pretty much every component. So, how do you handle component spacing in a design system? Do you apply spacing using margin directly on the <Card />? Perhaps…

How Google puts you in control of your location data

January 25th, 2022

You may have seen the news about lawsuits brought against Google concerning how we handle location data. These suits mischaracterize and inaccurately describe the settings and controls we provide users over location data. Today, a court in Arizona made a significant legal ruling against the Arizona Attorney General. The AG is somehow claiming this as…

WordPress 5.9 “Josephine”

January 25th, 2022

Welcome to Joséphine! Introducing 5.9, “Joséphine”. Named in honor of acclaimed international jazz singer Joséphine Baker, this latest, most versatile WordPress release is here: download it or update it directly from your dashboard. As a lifelong civil rights campaigner, Joséphine Baker believed that all people could live in harmony together, just as different instruments in…

More digital skills training in the Latino community

January 24th, 2022

Ver abajo versión en español Alex Corral was working in his family’s restaurant when he suffered an injury on the job. That moment made him stop to reflect about his career path, and ultimately look for a change. Alex always had an interest in IT, but during the time of his injury he decided to…

Using SVG in WordPress (2 Helpful Plugin Recommendations)

January 21st, 2022

There is a little legwork to do if you plan on using SVG in WordPress. For fair-enough reasons, WordPress doesn’t allow SVG out of the box. SVG is a markup syntax that has lots of power, including the ability to load other resources and run JavaScript. So, if WordPress were to blanketly allow SVG by…