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Beginning Smartphone Web Development: Building JavaScript, CSS, HTML and Ajax-based Applications for iPhone, Android, Palm Pre, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and Nokia S60 by Gail Frederick

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Mobile Web Development

Mobile is a totally new medium. Best practices from the desktop world simply do not apply. The unique attributes of the mobile device, ecosystem and user require new best practices for Mobile Web development.

This book teaches you the syntax, semantics, and ecosystem of the Mobile Web. You will learn to build adaptive, responsive, and standards-compliant Mobile Web sites guaranteed to work on any mobile browser. Simple development tips and techniques will improve web usability on small screens. You will enrich your Mobile Web site for advanced smartphone browsers (browsers in high-end mobile phone with integrated Internet features such as email and desktop-capable Web browsing) capable of rendering ...

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