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iPhone and iPad Web Design For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-00643-6
352 pages
July 2011
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A full-color guide to designing cutting-edge web sites for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch!

Apple’s touchscreen devices have created worldwide techno-lust, conjuring a record-breaking market out of thin air.

iPads, iPhones, and iPods are so in demand that they outsell every other device in their categories. If your website is not designed to take advantage of the extraordinary new capabilities of these popular devices, then you will miss out on an increasingly important part of your audience.

With all the focus on the App Store (thanks to the ubiquitous “There’s an App for that…” ad campaign), you could be forgiven for overlooking the fact that the single most popular app on the iPhone and iPad is Safari. That’s right. The humble web browser that comes installed on every iOS device, ready to surf at the flick of a finger.

This is where iPhone & iPad Web Design For Dummies comes in. Based on real-world experience, this guide (written in a language that real human beings can read) shows you how to use HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery to produce interactive websites that will delight your users and keep them coming back for more.

You'll discover how to plan the perfect mobile web experience, create interactivity and multimedia, test and optimize your creations, and publish and market your final design with iPhone & iPad Web Design For Dummies!

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Part I: Laying the Groundwork.

Chapter 1: Designing for the Future of the Web.

Chapter 2: Planning the Perfect Mobile Experience.

Chapter 3: Designing for the iPhone and iPad.

Part II: Using Markup and Programming Languages.

Chapter 4: Introducing HTML5 and CSS 3.

Chapter 5: Creating Sites with HTML5.

Chapter 6: Designing with the Advantages of CSS 3.

Chapter 7: Animating and Interactivity.

Part III: Adding Multimedia and Web 2.0 Features.

Chapter 8: Optimizing Images.

Chapter 9: Adding Video and Audio.

Chapter 10: Creating Mobile Commerce Sites.

Part IV: Publishing Your Site.

Chapter 11: Testing and Publishing Your Designs.

Chapter 12: Using Device Detection to Target iPhone and iPad Designs.

Chapter 13: Creating iPhone/iPad Designs for a WordPress Blog.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 14: Ten Web 2.0 Opportunities: Google Maps, Facebook, and Beyond.

Chapter 15: Ten Ways to Market Your Site.


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Janine Warner has written more than a dozen books about the Internet, including Mobile Web Design For Dummies and Web Sites Do-It-Yourself For Dummies.

David LaFontaine has more than 20 years experience as a journalist, editor, and multimedia producer.

Lee Andron is the Director of Usability for Velti, a leading provider of mobile marketing and advertising solutions.

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