To increase privacy and security, and to improve the user experience when people visit sites with mixed content (sites that serve assets with http and https), Google is transitioning Chrome to block all non-secure assets.
In an attempt to bring more native app functionality to PWAs, Google has created a Contact Picker API to allow websites to access contact details.
WP Engine worked with Wordfence to make their security plugin compatible with its hosting service and to remove it from WP Engine’s infamous Disallowed Plugins list
In a move to force mass adoption of DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH), Mozilla and Google are adding DoH to their browsers, and they plan to turn it on by default for all users.
The latest security and maintenance release of WordPress includes eight security updates, including several cross-site scripting vulnerabilities.
Three months after Google switched to using evergreen Chromium for their Googlebot crawler, they are now updating their search tools to also use evergreen Chromium to render pages.
The W3C has proposed new ways to decorate lines that will allow web developers and designers to control the thickness and offset of lines. They are also introducing spelling and grammar error line properties.
In an attempt to reestablish robots.txt best practices and provide an extensible architecture to crawlers, Google removes well-known rules and recommends webmasters use alternative methods to accomplish similar results.
25 years after the Robots Exclusion Protocol was created by Martijn Koster, Google has teamed up with its creator to address edge cases and to have robots.txt formalized as an international standard.
The acquisition of Flywheel will add 28,000 more customers and additional developer tools like 'Local' to WP Engine's rapidly expanding business.
DevKit enables web developers to iterate more quickly by running their site on a local environment and then making it easy to deploy to a live development, staging, or production environment on WP Engine.
After W3C and WHATWG parted ways in 2018, they've now agreed to a single HTML and DOM standard that will be managed by Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Mozilla.