Chapter 7

Building an Impressive User Experience with jQuery Mobile

Believe it or not, I do not possess too much artistic talent for someone whose mother had a scholarship to art school and whose father was in advertising for a number of years. Most of my programming endeavors focus on function over style… with mixed results. On one hand, many people praise this minimalist design—for example, one app of mine named Fast Food Calorie Lookup is little more than two drop down boxes and a few buttons. With over 1000 reviews, it has a 4.3 out of 5 rating on the Android Market.However, for every person that raves “SOOO much easily-navigated, handy information!” (actual review), I get people who don’t understand why it doesn’t look prettier.

Thankfully, ...

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