With smartphones in nearly every pocket and the iPhone leading the pack, it is increasingly important that you have a grasp on how to build open, standards-based web apps for the small screen. iPhone native apps in Cocoa and Objective-C are fine, but you'll need a different skill set to make sophisticated web apps. Beginning iPhone Apps for Web Developers helps you do just that, offering the skills and techniques you need to make your website look great on the iPhone and more.
- Optimize your website for mobile devices
- Enhance your mobile user experience
What you'll learn
- Simple steps to make your website look great in all browsers, including on the iPhone.
- How to get a head start on CSS3 and other new web standards that will be coming to desktops soon.
- Why mobile browsers are different from desktop browsers: learn how to handle user actions such as touch, tilt, and shake.
- How Apple has defined the modern mobile user interface. Learn what they know.
- How to minimize bandwidth usage, and other tricks to make your site work on mobile devices.
- What you need to know to become an iPhone web applications developer.
- The differences between having to support IE6 versus using cutting edge CSS3 and CSS animations.
Who this book is for
The audience for this book ranges from the web developer or programmer who has a general understanding of HTML, CSS and event handlers to senior web developers well versed in browser differences, with limited to no mobile development experience. The book will also benefit iPhone application developers who may want to port their application from the iPhone to the desktop or to the mobile browser.