Monday, January 9, 2012

Book Review: jQuery Mobile






Done.  A quick read.  I think that the jQuery Mobile API, unlike the regular jQuery API, is more "invasive".  jQuery Mobile really alters the way we are supposed to work with HTML - adding enhancements to HTML5 to better support mobile browsers.  I think this is a good thing.  The jQuery Mobile team really did a good job adapting HTML/CSS and Javascript to smaller devices.  One warning: this book is very Apple-heavy.  This really isn't a big deal, but I think that as this new book gains mass acceptance, Android will be the predominant platform developers will want to target first.  These platforms are, for the most part, interchangeable, but the screenshots are a little deceiving to those who aren't really familiar with the IOS browser which appears to bleed navigation into the page a little more, something I don't really like.

I thin that anybody who is writing mobile applications really should START here and move slowly to the world of apps.  This is a great books for developers familiar with jQuery and Javascript, but those uninitiated to web development might need a little introduction to Javascript and HTML first.

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