For the first time since 2012, NOLA.com has a new homepage design. Readers are creatures of habit, and homepage makeovers can be disorienting at first. But we think you'll grow to love the new, modern layout that combines top stories curated by our editors; a chronological feed of the latest headlines from our staff and wire services; and the most popular stories of the day as determined by site traffic. In addition to the mix of local and national articles, photos, videos and sponsor content in the Top Stories section, the homepage also has dedicated sections for News, Sports and Life & Culture headlines. Readers who want news and only news can click on a tab at the top of the homepage that jumps to that section. The same is true for Sports and Life & Culture, home to our popular Where NOLA Eats offerings, entertainment features, vintage slideshows and more. The page is responsive and adaptive to mobile devices, tablets and widescreen desktop monitors. … [Read more...] about So how do you like the new NOLA.com homepage?
U.S. The annual Doodle for Google contest kicks off Tuesday and kids who want to participate have until March 18 to submit their designs for consideration. The theme for 2019 was announced on The Tonight Show by Jimmy Fallon and Kermit the Frog Monday night and will be “When I grow up, I hope…” Students K through grade 12 who want to take part in the 11th annual Doodle for Google competition have to either live in one of the 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico or Guam to be eligible to participate. They can use any medium they want to create their doodle as long as it represents the Google logo and fits with the theme and submit it within the 10-week window of entry. The rules and the entry forms for the competition are available on the Doodle for Google website. There are a number of prizes available to the winner and the runners-up. “The National Winner’s artwork will be featured on the Google homepage, and will win a $30,000 scholarship and a … [Read more...] about Doodle for Google 2019 Competition, Homepage: Entry Rules and Submission Dates
World Google is taking part in International Women’s Day by transforming the homepage of the search engine into a beautiful art display of quotes by inspiring women in the form of art also created by women. The Doodle slideshow featured on the homepage Friday was made by women in honor of women and features quotes from 13 pioneering women around the world. The quotes come from architects, astronauts, novelists and more and were transformed into pieces of art by talented women from around the globe. "Today's interactive, slideshow Doodle is told by and made by women," said Google. The opening and closing image for the International Women's Day Google doodle Friday. Melissa Crowton/Google The guest Google artists who helped make the doodle are as unique as the women who are quoted in the doodle. The doodles are even showcased in the native languages of the women who originally said the quotes. "The process of choosing the … [Read more...] about Google Doodle International Women’s Day 2019: Art and Quotes By Women Adorn Homepage
In July, Tommaso Boggia, a climate activist turned programmer, swiped to the Google Discover tab on his phone to scan the headlines the company had algorithmically selected for him. He was shocked to find a climate change denial website prominently featured in his feed. The next day, it happened again.Boggia didn’t click on the link — which led to a blog post titled “Bipartisan Panel of Scientists Confirms Humans are NOT Responsible for Past 20,000 Years of Global Warming” — but he did screenshot it, peeved that Google’s algorithms were promoting content that disputes our current climate crisis. Discover promises to “surface relevant content to you,” so why was it showing him articles disputing the overwhelming scientific consensus on human-caused global warming? “Google is aiding and abetting the promulgation of climate science misinformation.” Boggia was not alone. BuzzFeed News spoke to eight people who said they … [Read more...] about Google Is Promoting Climate Change Denialism On Its Apps And Mobile Homepage
Google has launched a redesign of Google Shopping in the US across both the online and mobile sites, featuring a new personalized homepage, price tracking, and new Google Lens features for building outfits. The new homepage is now more personalized to your specific shopping preferences, and will automatically suggest reordering products you’ve previously bought and recommendations based on your Google activity. The redesign also integrates Google’s local delivery service, Google Express, (which was absorbed into Google Shopping earlier this year) to offer a single, unified place to shop. The idea is that now, you’ll simply search for whatever it is you’re looking for, and then order it from wherever most makes sense, be it online, from a local store, or from retailers selling directly through Google. There’s also a new price tracker, which will let you track items you’re looking for and ping you with a notification on your phone when the price … [Read more...] about Google Shopping gets a new design with price tracking and a personalized homepage – The Verge