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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 7. Enhancing Mobile Web Pages for Smartphone Browsers

The Mobile Web development techniques discussed in all other chapters of this book are portable across mobile devices and browsers. Using a device database and adequate testing enables a mobile developer to enhance a Mobile Web page with advanced features for modern browsers and gracefully downgrade the experience for mass-market browsers—and do so with reasonable confidence that a mobile device will be served the appropriate Web content.

This chapter is all about smartphone browsers. You'll forget about portability and cross-platform Mobile Web development. Instead, you'll dive deep into the feature sets of the most capable mobile browsers and most popular smartphone devices in the ...

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