13. jQuery Mobile

Web technologies on mobile devices are now totally ready to face the competition, not least thanks to Hypertext Markup Language 5 (HTML5), but also due to Cascading Style Sheets 3 (CSS3), particularly in combination with JavaScript and a powerful framework. It is rather charming to transfer traditional Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) for normal web browsers on PC platforms and related worlds to mobile devices or to adapt them accordingly (because most modern cell phones, tablets, and smartphones are Internet capable and have a standard browser). You do not even need to be online to be able to use such apps while on the move. You can simply save the app in the mobile device, load it from there, and use it offline, provided ...

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