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Culture needs us, as much as we need culture

April 17th, 2021

Last month, a horn player sounded an 18,000-year-old conch shell, discovered in 1931 at Marsoulas Cave in France. In doing so, he confirmed that the shell was not only decorative but the oldest wind instrument of its kind. In January this year, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the world’s oldest cave painting was revealed,…

Ask a Techspert: How can we fight energy rush hours?

April 16th, 2021

Editor’s Note: Do you ever feel like a fish out of water? Try being a tech novice and talking to an engineer at a place like Google. Ask a Techspert is a series on the Keyword asking Googler experts to explain complicated technology for the rest of us. This isn’t meant to be comprehensive, but…

Not Your Typical Horizontal Rules

April 16th, 2021

The default browser style for <hr> is so weird. It’s basically: border-style: inset; border-width: 1px; The default border-color is black, but the border doesn’t actually look black, because the inset border “adds a split tone to the line that makes the element appear slightly depressed.” If I kick up the border-width to 40px you can…

Meet your new travel guides

April 16th, 2021

Exploring the hidden sites of a city or learning about fascinating places, people and stories can be fun on your own, but it becomes a whole new experience when having exceptional guides. In the newest episodes of the Google Arts & Culture video series “Perspectives,” tennis champion and entrepreneur Venus Williams, award-winning songwriter, actor, and producer actor…

Flash of inAccurate coloR Theme (FART)

April 15th, 2021

There is a lot to think about when implementing a dark mode theme on a website. We have a huge guide on it. There are some very clever quick wins out there, but there are also some quite tricky things to pull off. One of those tricky things is how it’s not a dark mode…

A more helpful Chrome, throughout your workday

April 15th, 2021

Lately, my productivity has been up and down, following the curves of the pandemic and the seasons. But where I live, spring is here 🌷. And, in addition to spending more time in my garden, I’m finally zeroing in on how I can be more productive working from home. Here’s how I use some new…

WordPress 5.7.1 Security and Maintenance Release

April 14th, 2021

WordPress 5.7.1 is now available! This security and maintenance release features 26 bug fixes in addition to two security fixes. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. All versions since WordPress 4.7 have also been updated. WordPress 5.7.1 is a short-cycle security and maintenance release. The next…

5 new ways Google Assistant can make the day a little easier

April 14th, 2021

Spring is here, and with it, a helping hand from Google Assistant. Today we’re introducing five new features that help you tackle small things around the house (and from the car). 1) Can’t remember where you put down your phone?Don’t sweat it. Already one of the most popular features for Google Assistant, you can tell your…

CSS is a Strongly Typed Language

April 13th, 2021

One of the ways you can classify a programming language is by how strongly or weakly typed it is. Here, “typed” means if variables are known at compile time. An example of this would be a scenario where an integer (1) is added to a string containing an integer (“1”): result = 1 + “1”;…

People of WordPress: Tyler Lau

April 13th, 2021

WordPress is open source software, maintained by a global network of contributors. There are many examples of how WordPress has changed people’s lives for the better. In this monthly series, we share some of the amazing stories that are lesser-known. Embrace Who You Are and Your Journey In this People of WordPress contributor story, we…