Build Mobile Websites and Apps for Smart Devices

Build Mobile Websites and Apps for Smart Devices

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by Earle Castledine, Myles Eftos, Max Wheeler
     
 

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Build Mobile Websites and Apps for Smart Devices is a practical guide for front-end web designers and developers. You’ll discover a fun and fresh approach to mobile web design and development, with enormous scope for opportunity.

Mobile web development is changing rapidly, with a greater emphasis on modern touch-screen smartphones. By

Overview

Build Mobile Websites and Apps for Smart Devices is a practical guide for front-end web designers and developers. You’ll discover a fun and fresh approach to mobile web design and development, with enormous scope for opportunity.

Mobile web development is changing rapidly, with a greater emphasis on modern touch-screen smartphones. By following the advice in this book, you can be sure you’re learning the skills youneed to make the most of this new technology.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Design effective interfaces for modern devices
  • Use HTML5 and CSS3 to build fast, responsive layouts that look great on every device
  • Use JavaScript to create a native feel with transitions, touch and swipe events, animations, and more
  • Introduces PhoneGap and shows readers how to add native functionally to their web app with ease
  • Leverage APIs to take advantage of built-in device functionality
  • Use PhoneGap to turn your web app into a native app for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and other platforms—and sell it online

And lots more...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780987090843
Publisher:
SitePoint Pty, Limited
Publication date:
06/29/2011
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
1,312,456
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Sporting a Masters in Information Technology and a lifetime of experience on the Web of Hard Knocks, Earle Castledine (aka Mr Speaker) holds an interest in everything computery. Raised in the wild by various 8-bit home computers, he settled in the Internet during the mid-nineties and has been living and working there ever since.

A Senior Systems Analyst and JavaScript flâneur, he is equally happy in the muddy pits of .NET code, the dense foliage of mobile apps and games, and the fluffy clouds of client-side interaction development.

As co-creator of the client-side opus TurnTubelist, as well as countless web-based experiments, Earle recognizes the Internet not as a lubricant for social change but as a vehicle for unleashing frivolous ECMAScript gadgets and interesting time-wasting technologies.

Myles Eftos is a Perth-based web developer that jumped on the Rails express and never looked back. He is the event co-ordinator for the Australian Web Industry Assocation which explains why most of their events are at the pub near his house.Myles Eftos is a Perth-based web developer that jumped on the Rails express and never looked back. He is the event co-ordinator for the Australian Web Industry Assocation which explains why most of their events are at the pub near his house.

Max Wheeler An interaction designer with a passion for emerging technologies, Max believes interactive media should function as beautifully as it looks. His attention to detail, along with his appreciation for aesthetic and user experience, give him the foundation for crafting engaging and usable web experiences.Since joining Icelab in early 2007 Max has worked with the Icelab team on projects across the web, print and television, for clients in government, retail, education and engineering.

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