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jQuery Mobile: Develop and Design by Kris Hadlock

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18. Testing with Simulators

When it comes to testing mobile websites and applications, you have several options: You can use the browser on the desktop where you develop your markup and code, a mobile device, or a mobile simulator. Each has advantages and disadvantages.

The single largest advantage to testing with a simulator is that you can get immediate feedback on the way your mobile site will look on a mobile device. This will help you tweak your layout and give you clues about how your page-to-page navigation will work.

There’s a huge downside. The simulator interaction with your mobile website is drastically different from the interaction on a physical device. You’ll miss the touch-enabled features of the device. Your last line of testing ...

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