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HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Mobile Development For Dummies

HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Mobile Development For Dummies

William Harrel

ISBN: 978-1-118-02622-9

Sep 2011

408 pages

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Description

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.

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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