HTML5 for Mobile Devices (ML008)



We’re living in a world of multiple screens. On a typical day you might view the screen on your mobile device, your tablet, your television and desktop computer at work. Designing content that works on all size screens and optimizing for mobile previously meant writing multiple versions of your application.

However, those days are over.

Today, with a good understanding of HTML you can write your code so that it works on every size screen while taking advantage of the unique environment afforded by mobile. This course will show you how.

It’s no longer enough to write HTML5 that doesn’t go everywhere customers do. Increasingly, your customers are more and more mobile and your HTML5 has to have the flexibility to be displayed on any screen and the features to take advantage of the mobile ecosystem.

This course is for you if you know a bit of HTML and are looking to expand your skills in to the mobile realm. If you’re a web designer or developer trying to expand your work beyond the desktop you’re going to truly benefit from this excellent course.

What you’ll learn

Understand the dynamics of screen size
How to emulate screens with Google Chrome
How to use the viewport meta tag
How to hide and display content on mobile to optimize space
To make content adjustments for mobile screens
To make adjustments in multiple column layouts for small screens
How to use dynamic units to make font size adjustments
How to determine device location
How to display a map
How to get information about the local area from Google Places
How to use the jQuery Mobile page metaphor
How to create mobile buttons with jQuery Mobile
Using mobile icons with jQuery Mobile
Working with jQuery Mobile popups
Using toolbars in jQuery mobile
Applying navbars in jQuery Mobile
Installing the HammarJS library for gestures
Detecting tap and press gestures
Detecting swipe and pan gestures
Storing data on mobile devices
Storing session data on mobile
Using HTML5’s localStorage object
Storing a Javascript object with state using serialization
Understanding the cache manifest
Adding the cache manifest to HTML
Managing the manifest for offline apps


Successful students should know some fundamental HTML

Who this course is for:

Developers and Designers moving to mobile
Teachers and students
HTML authors who want to have great looking content on any size screen
Graphic designers


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