Chapter 12

Understanding Mobile WebKit Extensions and Other Mobile-Specific Options

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding WebKit extensions

arrow Working with handheld orientations (landscape and portrait)

arrow Creating artwork, gradients, and transitions with WebKit extensions

arrow Animating with WebKit extensions

As mobile devices become more powerful and as browser publishers develop their own extensions — such as Apple's WebKit extensions — the number of design options increases, as does the degree of complexity. Fortunately — as is usually the case with emerging technologies — specific protocols and products begin to break through at some point, separating themselves from the pack and eventually become the accepted way of doing things. Photoshop's domination in the image editing field and Dreamweaver's sturdy foothold in the web design market are good examples.

Open-source WebKit-based mobile browsers are becoming widespread in the mobile device market. Even devices that don't come with WebKit browsers installed are beginning to include support for WebKit extensions. As I write this, Microsoft has ...

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