Programming the Mobile Web

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Mar 15, 2013 - Computers - 742 pages

With the second edition of this popular book, you'll learn how to build HTML5 and CSS3-based apps that access geolocation, accelerometer, multi-touch screens, offline storage, and other features in today's smartphones, tablets, and feature phones. The market for mobile apps continues to evolve at a breakneck pace, and this book is the most complete reference available for the mobile web.

Author and mobile development expert Maximiliano Firtman shows you how to develop a standard app core that you can extend to work with specific devices. This updated edition covers many recent advances in mobile development, including responsive web design techniques, offline storage, mobile design patterns, and new mobile browsers, platforms, and hardware APIs.

  • Learn the particulars and pitfalls of building mobile websites and apps with HTML5, CSS, JavaScript and responsive techniques
  • Create effective user interfaces for touch devices and different resolution displays
  • Understand variations among iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Firefox OS, and other mobile platforms
  • Bypass the browser to create native web apps, ebooks, and PhoneGap applications
  • Build apps for browsers and online retailers such as the App Store, Google Play Store, Windows Store, and App World
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The Mobile Jungle
1
Chapter 2 Understanding the Mobile Web
35
Chapter 3 Browsers and Web Platforms
63
Chapter 4 Tools for Mobile Web Development
89
Chapter 5 Architecture and Design
127
Chapter 6 Markups and Standards
153
Chapter 7 Basics of Mobile HTML5
181
Chapter 8 HTML5 Forms
235
Chapter 13 Offline Apps Storage and Networks
501
Chapter 14 Geolocation and Maps
529
Chapter 15 Device Interaction
553
Chapter 16 Native and Installed Web Apps
597
Chapter 17 Content Delivery
655
Chapter 18 Debugging and Performance
671
Chapter 19 Distribution and Social Web 20
695
Appendix A MIME Types for Mobile Content
709

Chapter 9 Feature and Device Detection
279
Chapter 10 Images and Media
331
Chapter 11 CSS for Mobile Browsers
383
Chapter 12 JavaScript Mobile
451
Index
713
About the Author
743
Copyright

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Maximiliano Firtman, @firt, is a developer focused on mobile and HTML5 development. He is a trainer in mobile technologies and founder of ITMaster Professional Training. He is the author of many books, including Programming the Mobile Web (O'Reilly). He has spoken at international conferences such as OSCON, Velocity, Breaking Development, GOTO Europe, Campus Party, QCon, and Adobe en Vivo.



He has been an Adobe Community Professional since 2011 and a Nokia Developer Champion since 2006, and he has developed many mobile-related projects, such as MobileHTML5.org, MobileTinyURL.com, and iWebInspector.com. He maintains a mobile web development blog at MobileXweb.com.



He is an expert in native and HTML5 web development, including iOS, Android, PhoneGap, and jQuery technologies.