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Verify phone numbers on the web with the SMS Receiver API

Help users type OTPs received through SMS

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Preloading responsive images

Starting in Chrome 73, link rel="preload" and responsive images can be combined in order to load images faster.

Fixing layout instability

A walkthrough of using WebPageTest to identify and fix layout instability issues.

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Optimize images with Thumbor

Thumbor can be used for free to resize, compress, and transform images on-demand.

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Techniques to make a web app load fast, even on a feature phone

How we used code splitting, code inlining, and server-side rendering in PROXX.

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Smarter custom properties with Houdini’s new API

Transitions and data protection in CSS

Prefetch resources to speed up future navigations

Learn about rel=prefetch resource hint and how to use it.

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Going beyond images with basic video for the web

Learn basic video. Increase engagement.

Game design, business and tools for modern web games.

Ready Player Web

Building games for the modern web.

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Progressive Web Apps in multi-origin sites

Challenges and workarounds for building Progressive Web Apps in multi-origin sites.

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How Truebil made the web its channel of growth

A startup's story of building a best-in-class web experience.

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How to install the Thumbor image CDN

Thumbor can be used for free to resize, compress, and transform images on-demand.

Third-party JavaScript performance

Find out how third-party JavaScript can affect performance and what you can do to keep it from slowing down your sites.

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More capable form controls

With a new event, and custom elements APIs, participating in forms just got a lot easier.

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Largest Contentful Paint

Making it easier to know when a page's important content has loaded.

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Native lazy-loading for the web

Browser-level native lazy-loading is finally here!

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Establish network connections early to improve perceived page speed

Learn about rel=preconnect and rel=dns-prefetch resource hints and how to use them.

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Create OS-style backgrounds with backdrop-filter

Blurring and color shifting behind an element.

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Keeping things fresh with stale-while-revalidate

An additional tool to help you balance immediacy and freshness when serving your web app.

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Faster web navigation with predictive prefetching

Learn about predictive prefetching and how Guess.js implements it.

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How OpenSooq increased engagement by investing in the web

Learn how a small team achieved big wins by creating a compelling marketplace PWA.

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Hello darkness, my old friend

Overhyped or necessity? Learn everything about dark mode and how to support it to the benefit of your users!

Top tips for web performance

Use srcset to automatically choose the right image size.

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Bringing service workers to Google Search

The story of what shipped, how the impact was measured, and the tradeoffs that were made.

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How we're bringing Google Earth to the web

Improving cross-browser access to Google Earth with WebAssembly.

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Web components: the secret ingredient helping power the web

Web components at I/O 2019

Use Lighthouse for performance budgets

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The value of speed

Show stakeholders how site speed improvements can increase revenue.

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Updates to the Web Payments APIs

Stay up to date on what's new in Web Payments.

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How YouTube improved video performance with the Media Capabilities API

Ensuring buttery smooth video playback across all devices.

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How can performance improve conversion?

Optimize your site's performance and improve conversions.

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The Layout Instability API

Detect unexpected layout shifts in JavaScript.

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Making JavaScript and Google Search work together

Get the latest updates and insights from Google I/O 2019.

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Service worker mindset

How to think when thinking about service workers.

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What should you measure to improve performance?

Strategies to measure performance at each stage in the purchase funnel.

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Image policies for fast load times and more

Use optimized image policies to ensure your site is using the best performing images.

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Extract critical CSS

Learn how to improve render times with critical CSS technique.

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Are long JavaScript tasks delaying your Time to Interactive?

Learn to diagnose costly work preventing user interaction.

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Speed at scale: what's new in web performance?

Learn about three new web performance launches from I/O 2019.

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Introducing PROXX

A game of proximity, inspired by minesweeper.

SameSite cookies explained

Secure your site by learning how to explicitly mark your cross-site cookies.

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Visual searching with the Web Perception Toolkit

Easy to use real-world interactivity.

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Hands-on with Portals: seamless navigation on the Web

Learn how the proposed Portals API can improve your navigation UX.

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How to report metrics and build a performance culture

Understand why performance matters when it comes to conversion.

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New look. New docs. New blog!

Discover performance opportunities with Lighthouse