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ES2021 Features

July 27th, 2021

Hemanth HM very succinctly shows off ES2021 features. Gosh it doesn’t feel like that long ago that all we could talk about is ES2015, and now that’s over a half-decade behind us. There are new things like “arbitrarily chuck underscores in numbers.” I kinda dig that. Like 1_000_000_000 is the same as 1000000000 but more…

Leveling the playing field in sports — and at Google

July 27th, 2021

As a middle schooler, Mackenzie Thomas would wake up at 5 a.m. to watch SportsCenter. “I hoped to see my childhood heroes Mia Hamm, Briana Scurry, and Lisa Leslie,” she says, “but instead I memorized tons of MLB and NBA scores.” Even then, she saw how differently the media celebrated women athletes compared to men….

Updated Candidate Recommendation: CSS Counter Styles Level 3

July 27th, 2021

The CSS Working Group invites implementation of an updated Candidate Recommendation Snapshot of CSS Counter Styles Level 3. This module introduces the @counter-style rule, which allows authors to define their own custom counter styles for use with CSS list-marker and generated-content counters [CSS-LISTS-3]. It also predefines a set of common counter styles, including the ones…

Mental health trends & how they affect communities of color

July 26th, 2021

July is Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. To bring awareness to mental health, Asad Abdullah II — a Google engineer, trauma-informed meditation instructor, and mental health advocate — chatted with licensed psychologist Dr. Ghynecee Temple about mental health trends, how they affect communities of color and ways to cope. Search interest…

Last call to apply for the TPAC 2021 Inclusion Fund

July 26th, 2021

To those in the world who are from a group that is under-represented in the web community, who can and want to join us in making Web standards, but would otherwise be unable to without financial help, please apply to become a beneficiary of the TPAC 2021 Inclusion Fund, by August 15. We wish to…

How leading Google One is like solving a puzzle

July 23rd, 2021

When office life became video call life in 2020, people around the world experienced the drain of remote meetings. Larissa Fontaine might be the one exception. “Video calls can be hard because you’re just moving from one thing to the next…but I also get a lot of energy from them,” she says with a smile….

Web Features That May Not Work As You’d Expect

July 23rd, 2021

As the web gets more and more capable, developers are able to make richer online experiences. There are times, however, where some new web capabilities may not work as you would expect in the interest of usability, security, and privacy. I have run into situations like this. Like lazy loading in HTML. It’s easy to…

ECMAScript proposal: JSON modules

July 21st, 2021

Dr. Axel Rauschmayer looks at JSON modules, which is already live in Chrome 91 (but nothing else). It looks just like an ES Modules-style import, only you asset the type at the end. import configData from ‘./config-data.json’ assert {type: ‘json’}; How nice is that? Once this makes its way across browsers, we’ve gone on a…

Why Shakira says there’s no limit to what girls can do

July 21st, 2021

When you hear Shakira’s name (or when her catchy lyrics inevitably get stuck in your head), you may think of her as an international pop sensation, Latin American icon, or stunning performer. But there’s a fourth characteristic to add to that list: philanthropist and advocate for education. Shakira has been a champion of this work…

WordPress 5.8 Tatum

July 20th, 2021

Introducing 5.8 “Tatum”, our latest and greatest release now available for download or update in your dashboard. Named in honor of Art Tatum, the legendary Jazz pianist. His formidable technique and willingness to push boundaries inspired musicians and changed what people thought could be done. So fire up your music service of choice and enjoy Tatum’s famous…