Build Mobile Websites and Apps for Smart Devices: Develop Websites and Apps for Smart Devices

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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 following the advice in this book, you ...

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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...

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780987090843
  • Publisher: SitePoint Pty, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/29/2011
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 1,366,716
  • 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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  • Posted November 13, 2011

    GET THIS BOOK NOW!!

    Are you a web developer who wants to learn how to build sites and apps that take advantage of the functionality available in the latest generation of mobile devices? If you are, then this book is for you! Authors Earle Castledine, Myles Eftos and Max Wheeler, have done an outstanding job of writing a book that shows you how to make the transition from a chunky old website to a shiny, sexy, mobile site. Castledine, Eftos and Wheeler, begin by covering what designing for mobile devices is. Next, the authors address the role of web developers and designers, and what changes are needed. Next, they focus on the HTML5 and CSS3 features that are employed to create mobile web apps using standards-based web development techniques. Then, the authors show you how to make your mobile web site more interactive by turning it into an application to sell in the app marketplaces. They continue by showing you how to make the most of event-based APIs interacting with new hardware. Next, the authors explore what¿s available to help you mange inconsistencies between web and native applications. Then, they address how to convert your web app into a native app that can run on several platforms with the help of the PhoneGap framework. Finally, the authors show you how to unleash your web app into the native environment. This most excellent book looks at the fine art of app-ifying your sites to behave like a mobile application, by integrating some of the fantastic HTML5 APIs that are becoming available: geolocation, local storage, accelerometers, and more. More importantly, by the time you come to the end of the book, you will have developed the skills that are needed to create mobile web applications.

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