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Google faces lawsuits over AMP
Google is in trouble again! Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) is an open-source initiative. Launched in 2015 it began development to speed up websites on mobile devices. AMP became adopted by websites and recommended by Google to boost website authority. Through their own exchange, Google sold advertising space to the highest bidder.
There are several antitrust lawsuits in progress. It remains inconclusive on what will happen. Currently, there are more than 500,000 AMP installations from the WordPress repository. Will AMP become abandoned like other Google technologies from the past!
Learning and Career Options
I work in education so I will always be promoting learning and educational resources. Coding for the first time? FreeCodeCamp has published an article on 10 free websites to learn. If you prefer to learn more about computer science. FreeCodeCamp also has a list of free online programming cs courses. If coding or web design isn’t your thing then there are plenty of other opportunities to have a career in tech. If you have good communication skills or you are good at designing. Here are 25 career options if coding isn’t your strong point.
Tools for Web Design
I would have to admit that I like trying new tools when it comes to designing. I have built plenty of websites over the years but actually prefer the coding side to it, rather than the design. I like to follow other web designers and use them as a source of inspiration. I recently came across 50 favourite web-based tools for web designers.
Fonts also play an important part of any web site. Services like Google Web Fonts and an increase in other web fonts gives each website its own look. If you want to add a little bit of touch to your code editor. CSS Tricks recently created a microsite which showcases coding fonts. Designing a site is one thing but what about all the extras that you don’t think of. Favicons would be a prime example. With so many browsers, devices and screens to target what is the best size? Here is a 2021 guide to creating favicons.
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