20 Aug

Weekly Update 115: Spotlight on CSS

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Hello contributors,

Over the next few weeks, I'd like to share some of the progress we've been making on the programming mission, including new and improved Instant Answers and the impact they're having. This week, let's turn the spotlight on CSS.

It's exactly two months since Zaahir (@moollaza) did some initial analysis and discovered that 18% of CSS-related queries show an Instant Answer. The ultimate goal is for 100% coverage, meaning that any CSS search will show an Instant Answer and developers can get the information they need in the shortest possible time.

So how are we doing? Thanks to great community efforts, we now have 35% coverage for CSS! This is the result of both new Instant Answers and improvements to existing ones. Try some of them out:

Screenshot of CSS named colors Instant Answer

Pretty cool, huh? Particular thanks go to hchienjo, ManrajGrover, rasikapohankar, sahildua2305, samskeller and VeerpalBrar for their great work. Of course, there's still a lot of room for improvement so if you'd like to help us help CSS developers, check out the todo list in the CSS Overview forum post.

And here are some specific issues we're currently looking for help with...

Weekend Warriors

More high priority fix ideas here...

5-minute Fixes

More quick fix ideas here...

IAs for Adoption

The following Instant Answers are looking for a maintainer — someone to moderate suggested changes from the community as well as address any issues that pop up in the future. If you'd like to step forward, please create an issue on GitHub using the button at the bottom of each IA page.

Quick Tip

We all love keyboard shortcuts, right? And we all use the command line, right? So what better than telling you all the keyboard shortcuts available for the command line!

This is super easy — just type this command:

bind -p

You'll then see a long list of all the keyboard shortcuts set up for your terminal. It may look confusing at first but \C means the Control key and \e means the escape key. Shortcuts with a hyphen mean you should hold down the keys simultaneously, and with no hyphen it means press the keys consecutively.

A simple tip, but you may find a shortcut that could save you lots of time. Note that this may not work on Windows unless you use something like MinGW/msys.

And with that, enjoy your weekend!

- The DuckDuckGo Staff

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Nice !

posted by VictorineBlanchet • 2 years and 7 months ago Link

I thought that this update would be proposed at the end of the month saw there were still adjustments announced last week!

posted by jessicaa2 • 2 years and 7 months ago Link

Good news !

posted by TheoMarin • 2 years and 7 months ago Link

This update is timely! thanks for sharing

posted by marshall56 • 2 years and 7 months ago Link