Web site development for mobile devices
Author : Gardner L., Grigsby D.
Translation of the book : Chernik Vadim
Release date : March / April 2013
We hasten to please you: in the spring we have a new translated book by O'Reilly publishing house “Head First Mobile Web”. Probably almost any IT specialist read something from the Head First series. If you have never read Head First books, then in this post you can learn about the unique, fun design of this series.
I was looking for a new book on mobile web development, and suddenly I came across the work of Mobile Web from the series “Head First”, written by Lisa Denger Gardner and Jason Grigsby. After reading the book, I was literally amazed at how wide the subject matter is considered in it. Without exaggeration, the reader can get acquainted with almost any aspect of mobile web development.
Personally, I started reading a book, primarily because I was interested in the topic of adaptive web design. But it was very interesting for me to get acquainted with the mobile web frameworks, in particular with jQuery Mobile, with issues of device discovery, data storage on a local device, using PhoneGap and many other topics.
Responsive web design makes me mixed feelings. I understand the potential of this concept, but the developer in me is indignant when I try to create pages based solely on media queries. Of course, it would be great to leave the server side alone and change the view depending on the size of the user’s browser, but who can guarantee that this practice will be effective? In my opinion, responsive web design is great for content-rich or purely informational sites, but for web applications this method has not yet matured. I hate to create components on the server side or to query the database only so that the presentation level rejects it - because of the adaptive design - I'm a developer! Performance, processing speed, memory - that's what matters to me.
Don't get me wrong - of course, responsive web design has been and remains a great concept. I just believe that it can eventually turn into a hybrid, which consists of adaptive design on the client and server discovery on the machine interface.
Mobile Website Development is the book for you if you are interested in an extensive introduction to mobile web design and development. The book emphasizes many interesting points, it gives the reader rich food for thought. In addition, it seems to me that the authors of the book perfectly help the persistent reader to master the best development practices, as well as examine in detail many of the topics covered.
“Website development for mobile devices” will be soon in all stores in your city!