Beginning Smartphone Web Development: Building Javascript, by Gail Frederick, Rajesh Lal

By Gail Frederick, Rajesh Lal

Today’s net 2.0 purposes (think fb and Twitter) move a ways past the confines of the machine and are prevalent on cellular units. The cellular net has turn into awfully well known given the good fortune of the iPhone and BlackBerry, the significance of home windows cellular, and the emergence of Palm Pre (and its webOS platform). At Apress, we're lucky to have Gail Frederick of the well known education website examine the cellular net supply her professional suggestion in Beginning telephone net Development. during this ebook, Gail teaches the internet criteria and basics particular to smartphones and different feature-driven cell phones and devices.
* exhibits you ways to construct interactive cellular websites utilizing net applied sciences optimized for browsers in smartphones
* info markup basics, layout ideas, content material edition, usability, and interoperability
* Explores cross-platform criteria and top practices for the cellular internet authored through the W3C, dotMobi, and comparable organizations
* Dives deeps into the characteristic units of the most well-liked cellular browsers, together with WebKit, Chrome, Palm Pre webOS, Pocket IE, Opera cellular, and Skyfire

By the tip of this ebook, you’ll have the learning, instruments, and strategies for developing powerful cellular internet stories on any of those systems in your favourite cellphone or different cellular device.
<h3>You’ll find out how to:</h3> * construct interactive cellular websites that agree to criteria and most sensible practices.
* strengthen websites utilizing the markup languages of the cellular net: XHTML-MP, instant CSS, and WML.
* Use cellular JavaScript and Ajax for client-side net interactivity.
* Adapt the syntax and layout of cellular web content to focus on cellphone models.
* increase cellular web content to focus on complicated good points of phone browsers.
* Validate and compress cellular markup to optimize for community transmission and browser performance.
* Simulate phone browsers utilizing emulators and improvement tools.
<h3>Who is that this publication for?</h3>
Mobile software builders and their managers have to examine cellular net applied sciences simply because it’s of their financial curiosity. Time-to-market and chance expenditures are considerably reduce for web-based cellular functions than for local ones.

Desktop internet builders at software program businesses and IT departments of non-technology companies have to examine cellular net applied sciences to fulfill the calls for of managers who will quickly be asking them to “mobilize this internet site.” those builders may want to do the minimal paintings attainable to maximise the compatibility in their cellular sites. The standards-based technique recommended during this e-book will let them construct gracefully adaptive and conveyable cellular internet reviews that practice good throughout cellular browser platforms.

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