Sams Teach Yourself HTML5 Mobile Application Development in 24 Hours

Book description

In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, learn how to build rich, robust mobile apps that run on smartphones, tablets, and other devices and interact with users in powerful new ways. Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll master leading-edge practical skills you can use whether you’re developing for the iPad/iPhone or Android. Discover how to quickly build new mobile apps and upgrade older apps, provide cutting-edge media content, leverage advanced features ranging from geolocation to the semantic web, and even simplify complex back-end development. Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!

Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common HTML5 mobile development tasks.

Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.

By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion.

Did you Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.

Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.

Learn how to…

  • Work with the new HTML5 tags most valuable for mobile development

  • Get started fast with HTML5 features already supported by today’s browsers

  • Detect mobile devices and HTML5 support and upgrade sites to support them

  • Style and build more efficient, usable mobile pages

  • Use jQuery Mobile to quickly create mobile apps

  • Leverage HTML5’s breakthrough drawing and typography features

  • Efficiently integrate media content into your apps

  • Add meaning with HTML5 sectioning and semantic elements

  • Implement drag-and-drop more easily than ever

  • Build offline applications and other apps that use local storage

  • Detect and work with location data via the GeoLocation API

  • Use microformats and microdata to make web pages friendlier to computers

  • Add powerful back-end functionality with WebSockets, Web Workers, and File APIs

  • Improve user navigation with the History API

  • Table of contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright Page
    3. Contents at a Glance
    4. Table of Contents
    5. Preface
    6. About the Author
    7. Dedication
    8. Acknowledgments
    9. We Want to Hear from You!
    10. Reader Services
    11. Part I: Building Web Pages and Applications with the Open Web Standard
      1. Hour 1. Improving Mobile Web Application Development with HTML5
      2. Hour 2. New HTML5 Tags and Attributes with Mobile Development
      3. Hour 3. Styling Mobile Pages with CSS3
      4. Hour 4. Detecting Mobile Devices and HTML5 Support
      5. Hour 5. JavaScript and HTML5 Web Applications
      6. Hour 6. Building a Mobile Web Application
      7. Hour 7. Upgrading a Site to HTML5
      8. Hour 8. Converting Web Apps to Mobile
    12. Part II: Learning the HTML5 Essentials
      1. Hour 9. Adding Meaning with HTML5 Sectioning and Semantic Elements
      2. Hour 10. Drawing with the HTML5 Canvas Element
      3. Hour 11. Fonts and Typography in HTML5
      4. Hour 12. Audio and Video in HTML5
      5. Hour 13. HTML5 Forms
      6. Hour 14. Editing Content and User Interaction with HTML5
      7. Hour 15. Microformats and Microdata
      8. Hour 16. Working with HTML5 Drag-and-Drop Functionality
      9. Hour 17. HTML5 Links
    13. Part III: HTML5 for Mobile and Web Applications
      1. Hour 18. Web Application APIs and Datasets
      2. Hour 19. WebSockets, Web Workers, and Files
      3. Hour 20. Offline Web Applications
      4. Hour 21. Web Storage in HTML5
      5. Hour 22. Controlling the Browser History with the History API
      6. Hour 23. Adding Location Detection with Geolocation
      7. Hour 24. Converting HTML5 Apps to Native Apps
    14. Part IV: Appendixes
      1. Appendix A. Answers to Quizzes
      2. Appendix B. HTML Elements and Attributes
      3. Appendix C. HTML5 and Mobile Application Resources
    15. Index
    16. Footnotes
      1. Preface
      2. Hour 1
      3. Hour 2
      4. Hour 4
      5. Hour 6
      6. Hour 7
      7. Hour 9
      8. Hour 13
      9. Hour 19
      10. Hour 21

    Product information

    • Title: Sams Teach Yourself HTML5 Mobile Application Development in 24 Hours
    • Author(s):
    • Release date: November 2011
    • Publisher(s): Sams
    • ISBN: 9780672334405