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HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Mobile Development For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-15764-0
408 pages
August 2011
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Learn to build and optimize attractive, functional web sites for smartphones

Today, mobile devices outnumber desktop and laptop computers three to one. Skill in developing web sites that work on mobile devices is in demand, and this friendly, step-by-step guide shows how to build and optimize sites using HTML5 and other standard web development tools. Building web sites that work for all types of smartphones and tablets, including iPhones, iPads, Android devices, and BlackBerry devices is a skill much in demand as mobile devices outpace both desktop and laptop computers, and this book gets you started.

  • Guides you through creating and optimizing mobile sites with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Covers HTML5, WebKit extensions, platform variations, accommodating different browsers, security issues, and making mobile sites richer with Flash, graphics, and video
  • Includes code for differences in mobile app design and navigation, including touch devices

HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Mobile Web Development For Dummies makes it easy to start developing great sites for mobile devices.

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Introduction 1

Part I: In the Beginning, There Were No Mobile Devices . . . 7

Chapter 1: Designing Websites for Big and Small Screens 9

Chapter 2: Bringing More to HTML with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) 27

Chapter 3: Introducing JavaScript for Building Mobile Web Pages 45

Chapter 4: Mobile Web Design Software and Utilities 65

Part II: Creating a Mobile Site 93

Chapter 5: Thinking Small, Smaller, Smallest 95

Chapter 6: Developing a Mobile Device Detection and Adaption System 111

Chapter 7: Laying Out the Home Page 129

Chapter 8: Using Templates 159

Part III: Enhancing Your Site with Advanced Interactivity and Multimedia 173

Chapter 9: Designing Mobile Forms 175

Chapter 10: Working with Images, Videos, and Flash Movies 197

Chapter 11: Getting to Know HTML5 and CSS3 213

Chapter 12: Understanding Mobile WebKit Extensions and Other Mobile-Specifi c Options 241

Part IV: Building Real-World Applications 265

Chapter 13: Automating Your Sites with JavaScript 267

Chapter 14: Creating a Mobile Quiz 285

Chapter 15: Making Your Mobile Site Search-Engine Friendly 305

Chapter 16: Building a Mobile Search Page 319

Chapter 17: Creating a Mobile Shopping Cart 341

Part V: The Part of Tens 367

Chapter 18: Top Ten Mobile Emulators 369

Chapter 19: Top Ten Mobile Template Sites 377

Chapter 20: Top Ten Mobile Widgets 385

Bonus Chapter: Taking Your Blog Theme Mobile BC1

Index 393

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William Harrel has nearly 25 years of digital design experience. He was one of the pioneers of publishing on desktop computers, starting with the very first digital design and graphics programs, PageMaker and Photoshop. Like so many of the early "desktop publishers," with the emergence of the World Wide Web, he found that making the transition to web design was the next logical step. His design fi rm has designed hundreds of websites, Flash websites, and electronic documents. His earlier books on Photoshop, PageMaker, and digital media in general were some of the fi rst publications on these topics.
William Harrel has authored or coauthored 19 books on designing both print media and electronic documents, such as websites, PDFs, Flash sites and Flash applications, slide and multimedia presentations, on computers. These include titles on Photoshop, Acrobat (Acrobat For Dummies), PageMaker, Flash, Director, and several other graphics and publishing packages.
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