Chapter 5. HTML5 and jQuery Mobile

I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.

Walt Disney

In this chapter:

So far, this book has covered the foundation of mobile site development—a single-column layout, different views, a viewport, browser detection, and the role (and understanding) of capabilities. With these tools, you build basic applications that may be fully functional, but they aren’t necessarily compelling to users.

Mobile users have high expectations in terms of user experience; they expect applications to provide an overall user interface similar to that of smartphones (e.g., iPhone): touch-based and populated by common ...

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