Build Mobile Websites and Apps for Smart Devices

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Build Mobile Websites and Apps for Smart Devices

Published July 2011

Be guided through the process of designing and building for the mobile web from start to finish.

This book is a practical guide for those interested in taking part in one of the most exciting developments in computing since the internet itself: the mobile web. With mobile web usage expected to overtake desktop browsers in the next year, you’ll be perfectly placed to take advantage! Build Mobile is a fun and accessible approach to mobile development — and the perfect intro for beginners.

Oh yeah, and the whole SitePoint library! Learn More.

What you'll learn

  • How to build a mobile web application from scratch
  • How to use the fundamental rules of mobile UI design to create effective interfaces
  • Create smart, responsive layouts that look great on all device
  • Capture the ‘native app’ feel with transitions
  • Create touch and swipe events, and animations with JavaScript
  • Get the most out of every device with APIs
  • PDF, EPUB, MOBI 376 pg
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Earle Castledine

Sporting a Masters in Information Technology and a lifetime of experience on the Web of Hard Knocks, Earle is a world-renowned JavaScript expert. In his spare time he's sharing his expertise to audiences all over the Earle Castledine globe.

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Myles Eftos

Myles a Perth-based web developer who has worked in all the major web languages, his weapon of choice being Ruby on Rails—although he’s found himself doing more and more front-end development in JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.

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Max Wheeler

An interaction designer, Max Wheeler believes interactive media should function as beautifully as it looks. He currently resides in Canberra, Australia, where he works with Icelab, a media-agnostic design agency.


  1. Introduction to Mobile Web Design
  2. Design for Mobile
  3. Markup for Mobile
  4. Mobile Web Apps
  5. Using Device Features from Web Apps
  6. Polishing Up Our App
  7. Introducing PhoneGap
  8. Making Our Application Native

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