More Digital Inspiration: Measure Core Web Vitals of your Websites with Google Sheets

More Digital Inspiration, because it’s too Amit to quit: Measure Core Web Vitals of your Websites with Google Sheets. “If you are looking to automatically measure core web vitals for multiple websites, maybe that of your competitor’s websites as well, here’s a Google Sheet that can help. The spreadsheet will not only help you measure vitals for multiple URLs but you can also visualize the change in various metrics over time with the help of sparklines.”

Google Search News: coming soon to a screen near you (Google Webmaster Central Blog)

Google Webmaster Central Blog: Google Search News: coming soon to a screen near you. “The world of search is constantly evolving. New tools, opportunities, and features are regularly arriving, sometimes existing things change, and sometimes we say goodbye to some things to make way for the new. To help you stay on top of things, we’ve started a new YouTube series called Google Search News.”

Hongkiat: 30+ Useful Chrome Extensions for Web Designers

Hongkiat: 30+ Useful Chrome Extensions for Web Designers . “I love Google Chrome. Its simplicity, speed and performance are undoubtedly top-notch. But sometimes, being too simple can also be a problem, especially for us web designers who rely heavily on add-ons. I walked away from Chrome back in 2008 just because it had no addon . But now things have changed at the Chrome side as there are so many Chrome Extensions being created every day that are similar in function to Firefox add-ons. I dug into those extensions and through my personal experience picked up 40 extensions that can be very helpful for web designers to share with you guys.” Decent annotation for such a long list.

Ars Technica: With experimental “Never slow mode,” Chrome tries to stop Web devs making it slow

Ars Technica: With experimental “Never slow mode,” Chrome tries to stop Web devs making it slow. “Since Chrome’s very first release, performance has been one of Google’s top priorities. But Google is against a competing force: Web developers. The Web of today is a more-complex, bandwidth-intensive place than it was when Chrome was first released, which means that—although Internet connections and the browser itself are faster than they’ve ever been—slow pages remain an everyday occurrence.”

Lifehacker: Learn Web Development for Free With App Academy

Lifehacker: Learn Web Development for Free With App Academy. “Coding school App Academy has opened a free online interactive version of its 12-week curriculum. That’s a pretty good deal, since the Academy’s in-person classes in San Francisco and New York can cost as much as a semester in college. The online version involves less direct human interaction, but it includes online mentors and access to a community Slack chat.”

VentureBeat: Google’s new Search Console opens to all, now offers 16 months of site performance data

VentureBeat: Google’s new Search Console opens to all, now offers 16 months of site performance data. “Google has announced that it’s rolling its new Search Console to website owners globally. Formerly known as Webmaster Tools, the Google Search Console is a place where those in charge of maintaining websites can analyze their site’s indexing on Google Search, view analytics, peruse inbound links, submit and remove content for crawling, monitor malware, and more.”

The Verge: Chrome is turning into the new Internet Explorer 6

The Verge: Chrome is turning into the new Internet Explorer 6. “Chrome is now the most popular browser across all devices, thanks to Android’s popularity and the rise of Chrome on Windows PCs and Mac computers. As Google continues to dominate our access to the web, information through its search engine, and services like Gmail or YouTube, Chrome is a powerful entry point in the company’s vast toolbox. While Google championed web standards that worked across many different browsers back in the early days of Chrome, more recently its own services often ignore standards and force people to use Chrome.” The last time I ran into this was with YouTube TV, which instructed me I had to use Chrome.