Spotify’s Greenroom audio chat app is ready to take on Clubhouse – CNET

The app will let people participate in live...

Factor review: Some of the best prepared meals we’ve tried – CNET

But among the hits were some serious misses. See...

Billie Eilish, H.E.R. and Kid Cudi to headline Amazon Prime Day music special – CNET

The Amazon Prime Day Show will stream for free...

Europe’s last dictator has a YouTube problem – CNET

Commentary: Roman Protasevich criticized...

India’s ‘Ugliest’ Language? Google Had an Answer (and Drew a Backlash).

A Google fact box singled out Kannada, a...

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Improving The Performance Of An Online Store (Case Study)

Every front-end developer is chasing the same holy grail of performance: green scores in Google Page Speed. Tangible signs of work well done are always appreciated. Like the hunt for the grail, though, you have to question whether this is really the answer you are...

Designing With Code: A Modern Approach To Design (Development Challenges)

Friction in cooperation between designers and developers is fueling an ever-evolving discussion as old as the industry itself. We came a long way to where we are today. Our tools have changed. Our processes and methodologies have changed. But the underlying problems...

When CSS Isn’t Enough: JavaScript Requirements For Accessible Components

As the author of ModernCSS.dev, I’m a big proponent of CSS solutions. And, I love seeing the clever ways people use CSS for really out-of-the-box designs and interactivity! However, I’ve noticed a trend toward promoting “CSS-only” components using methods like the...

Adding A Commenting System To A WYSIWYG Editor

In recent years, we’ve seen Collaboration penetrate a lot of digital workflows and use-cases across many professions. Just within the Design and Software Engineering community, we see designers collaborate on design artifacts using tools like Figma, teams doing Sprint...

A Guide To Undoing Mistakes With Git (Part 2)

In this second part of our series on "Undoing Mistakes with Git", we’ll bravely look danger in the eye again: I’ve prepared four new doomsday scenarios — including, of course, some clever ways to save our necks! But before we dive in: take a look at the check out...

Client-Side Routing In Next.js

Hyperlinks have been one of the jewels of the Web since its inception . According to MDN, hyperlinks are what makes the Web, a web. While used for purposes such as linking between documents, its primary use is to reference different web pages identifiable by a unique...

Frustrating Design Patterns: Mega-Dropdown Hover Menus

Complex websites often rely on complex navigation. When a website houses thousands of pages, often combined with micro-websites and hundreds of subsections, eventually the navigation will go deep and broad. And with such a complex multi-level navigation, showing the...

Useful Front-End Boilerplates And Starter Kits

Today, we’re shining the spotlight on boilerplates and starter kits for all kinds of projects, from static site templates and React/Vue starter kits to favicon and accessibility templates and emergency site templates. This collection is by no means complete, but...

7 Best Browsers for Developers in 2021

With the widespread acceptance of web standards, and the resulting deprecation of browser prefixes, there has been a noticeable change in the browser market. Where once browser manufacturers would try to lure users in with promises of feature support, now the focus is...

A Complete Guide To Accessibility Tooling

Learning to build accessible websites can be a daunting task for those who are just starting to implement accessible practices. We’ve pulled together a wide range of accessibility tooling, ranging from single-use bookmarklets to full-blown applications, in order to...

Mortgage rates for May 27, 2021: Rates don’t change – CNET

Today a handful of important mortgage rates didn't change. See how that could affect your mortgage payments. Read More

Best WWE matches of 2021 to stream right now – CNET

NBC's Peacock is home to all WWE pay-per-view events from the past year. Read More

Who’s Afraid of Big Numbers?

Pretty much everyone. But it doesn’t have to be that way, two mathematicians contend.Read More

OkCupid, Tinder team with White House to boost COVID-19 vaccinations – CNET

"We've finally found the one thing that makes us all more attractive -- a vaccination," says a White House senior adviser. Read More

Rockstar ending support for Grand Theft Auto Online for PS3, Xbox 360 in December – CNET

Time for some players to upgrade their hardware. Read More

United Airlines Wants to Bring Back Supersonic Air Travel

The airline, which plans to buy planes from Boom Supersonic, a start-up, could become the first to offer ultrafast commercial flights since the Concorde stopped flying in 2003.Read More

Uber and Lyft Surges: What to Know

The companies say they are charging extra because they don’t have enough drivers to match rebounding customer demand.Read More

Bugatti races its Chiron Sport against a fighter jet in a new short film – Roadshow

The new Chiron Sport Les Légendes du Ciel tests its mettle against a Dassault Rafale in a runway drag race. Read More

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order coming for PS5 and Xbox Series, free upgrades available – CNET

The Star Wars Metroidvania romp will be available as a free cross-generation upgrade for owners of PS4 and Xbox One versions. Read More

Why the 2022 Ford Maverick’s bed is the most versatile cargo box in the business – Roadshow

With a slew of tiedown points, a multi-position tailgate and easy access to electrical power, the Flexbed is super versatile and a DIYer's dream. Read More

WordPress 5.8 Beta 3

WordPress 5.8 Beta 3 is now available for testing! This software is still in development, so it is not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with it. You can test the WordPress 5.8 Beta 3 in three ways:...

WordPress 5.8 Beta 1

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...

Coloring Your Images With Duotone Filters

Created by Alex Lende Beginning with WordPress 5.8, you can colorize your image and cover blocks with duotone filters! Duotone can add a pop of color to your designs and style your images to integrate well with your themes. Filters? Like on Instagram? Duotone doesn’t...

The Month in WordPress: May 2021

It’s really fun to contribute to something larger than yourself. Matt Mullenweg’s words in “The Commons of Images” episode of the WP Briefing podcast exemplify the core philosophy of the WordPress project,  especially as we inch closer to the next major release...

People of WordPress: Tijana Andrejic

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. This month to coincide with WordCamp...

A New Design is Coming to WordPress News

After many years of a tidy, white-space filled design on WordPress.org/news it’s time to bring new life to the way we present our content. So much has changed since this site was first created: the people who read it, the type and variety of what is published, even...

Dropping support for Internet Explorer 11

Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) was released over 7 years ago and is currently used by less than 1% of all users on the Internet with usage rapidly declining. A large majority of popular websites have already stopped supporting IE11 (including Microsoft Teams in 2020),...

WordPress 5.8 Beta 2

WordPress 5.8 Beta 2 is now available for testing! This software is still in development, so it’s not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with it. You can test the WordPress 5.8 Beta 2 in two ways:...

WP Briefing: Episode 10: Finding the Good In Disagreement

To Agree, disagree, and everything in-between. In this episode, Josepha talks about forming opinions and decision-making in the WordPress project. Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them to wpbriefing@wordpress.org, either written or as a voice...

WP Briefing: Episode 11: WordCamp Europe 2021 in Review

In this episode, Josepha Haden Chomphosy does a mini deep dive into WordCamp Europe 2021, specifically the conversation between the project’s co-founder, Matt Mullenweg, and Brian Krogsgard formerly of PostStatus. Tune in to hear her take and for this episode’s small...
  • WordPress 5.8 Beta 3
    by Josepha on June 23, 2021

    WordPress 5.8 Beta 3 is now available for testing! This software is still in development, so it is not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with it. You can test the WordPress 5.8 Beta 3 in three ways: Install/activate the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (select

  • WP Briefing: Episode 11: WordCamp Europe 2021 in Review
    by Chloe Bringmann on June 21, 2021

    In this episode, Josepha Haden Chomphosy does a mini deep dive into WordCamp Europe 2021, specifically the conversation between the project’s co-founder, Matt Mullenweg, and Brian Krogsgard formerly of PostStatus. Tune in to hear her take and for this episode’s small list of big things. Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them

  • WordPress 5.8 Beta 2
    by Jonathan Desrosiers on June 15, 2021

    WordPress 5.8 Beta 2 is now available for testing! This software is still in development, so it’s not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with it. You can test the WordPress 5.8 Beta 2 in two ways: Install/activate the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (select the Bleeding

  • Gutenberg Highlights
    by Matias Ventura on June 11, 2021

    During WordCamp Europe this past Wednesday Matt and I gathered to discuss the latest developments of Gutenberg and to share a video with some of the current and upcoming highlights. The video is wonderfully narrated by @beafialho and it was a great opportunity to celebrate all the incredible work that contributors are doing around the