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    Mobile Site Development Tools

    Hello, I would like to know your opinion, I'm developing my mobile website with jquerymobile but I'm not 100% happy with the tool, what are the best tools to develop a website for movile?.
    Thank you all, greetings.

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    I've used jQuery Mobile a few times now and it strikes me as a library that is excellent to use if you're trying to build a mobile web application. Something that will loosely resemble a native application.

    For websites however, it would not be my first port of call.

    Your question is relatively broad... the "best" tool is usually the tool that gets the job done with a minimum amount of fuss and a maximum amount of flexibility (IMHO).

    When we're talking about a mobile site, there are many possibilities and scenarios, depending on the type of website we're talking about.

    If it's a relatively content driven website, you might be better off simply using a responsive framework such as



    If you've got a website that is functioning like a tool, or a web application, you could try one of the following:
    var details = {
    . . web: "afterlight.com.au",
    . . photos: "jvdl.id.au",
    . . psa: "usethelatestversion.com"
    }

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    You can try using jQuery alternatives jscripters.com/popular-jquery-alternatives or choose something different mashable.com/2010/12/16/create-mobile-site-tools/

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    For mobile website development with jquerymobile, there are many tools. Some of the Apps and frameworks you can view at " jquerymobile.com/resources ".

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    If you don't know how to use CSS to design your own user interface, then you are at the mercy of frameworks. Jquery was made to work cross-platform, and across several different browsers. If you are only building for the iPhone, then its code becomes code bloat, slowing down your app.

    Some have turned to Jqmobi for this reason. I turned to iWebKit (no JS involved).

    Also, see the earlier post discussing RWD frameworks. Those are pretty lightweight too, and you should be able to remove parts that you don't really need for even faster performance.
    Steve Husting

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    And is there a simple way of converting a desktop-oriented site to a mobile site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfeinstein View Post
    And is there a simple way of converting a desktop-oriented site to a mobile site?
    No.

    At least, not if you want to do it properly. Because to do it properly, you need to really understand the content and the target audience, and there's no way those things can be automated.

    You might want to read some recent discussions we've had on the same topic:
    http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/show...obile-Websites
    http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/show...site-to-mobile
    http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/show...ite-Conversion

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    Thanks, Stevie D!


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