Learn to Build iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
By Elisabeth Robson
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: December 2009
Run time: 8 hours 8 minutes

Want to build iPhone apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript? When you purchase this product, you'll get access to the videos and other files associated with the Learn to Build iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and Javascript tutorial, including slide presentations and code examples. The sessions were presented live during January and early February 2010.

In this four-session video course, you'll quickly learn how to create simple web apps with features that take advantage of the device's remarkable functionality. You'll also learn to use Apple's tools to create native Cocoa-based iPhone apps. Each video session offers an easy-to-follow, hands-on lesson. It's the perfect way to get started with iPhone app design.

Presented by CreativeTechs in partnership with O'Reilly, each session offers easy-to-follow, hands-on lessons. You'll begin the course by building iPhone apps with standard web tools, then you'll learn how to create native Cocoa-based iPhone apps using Apple's tools. It's the perfect way to get started with iPhone app design, and all you need to know in advance is HTML, CSS, and JavaScript basics.

  • Build working web apps for the iPhone, using HTML and CSS web standards
  • Learn what a mobile web app is and how it differs from a native iPhone app
  • Create gestures and animation using JavaScript and the iUI and jQTouch libraries
  • Integrate your web app with several iPhone features
  • Build simple native iPhone apps using the TapLynx library -- without programming!
  • Learn how to build on your new-found iPhone web app development skills
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4.0

This was a great webinar

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  • Not for PCs

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Comments about O'Reilly Media Learn to Build iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript:

This was a very good webinar. I learned a lot. My only issue (not your faulT0 is I am a PC person & do not have any Mac products.

 
4.0

Quite Informative

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I plan to set-up some events for my organization using the information I learned.

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5.0

building web apps for iPhone

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    Comments about O'Reilly Media Learn to Build iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript:

    I love beth and her teaching skills. For a novice she strives to make it clear and easy to follow. Yes, it is hard doing a review of CSS and HTML, but that is the best part for me. I get to understand why she does what she does and what goes where when placing files/ images.

    I wish she taught a longer class, not time wise but week wise. Maybe 90 minutes a class over 10 weeks.( sorry beth).

    Great for me and I know others got a lot out of it.

     
    5.0

    Great intro to iPhone webapps

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      Comments about O'Reilly Media Learn to Build iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript:

      A well-presented, clear and concise presentation that gets you going in the world of iPhone webapp design/coding.

      More for beginners/programming novices, but useful for anyone on their first venture into iPhone webapps.

      Won't overwhelm you if you are new to coding.

       
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      Mobile applications for Web Newbies

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      Comments about O'Reilly Media Learn to Build iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript:

      This product is only interesting if you have not written any HTML/CSS/JavaScript, before. The description at the invitation link said that all of these are a prerequisite. They were not. It took a long time to explain all these from the beginning.
      For somebody, who had the announced knowledge, most of the webinar was boring and lengthy.

       
      5.0

      Warm, welcoming intro, even 4 newbies!

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        Comments about O'Reilly Media Learn to Build iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript:

        This course will teach you how to build basic apps. Even if you don't know anything about it at all, you WILL build a few simple (very simple) things for the iphone (and ipad!) as a result of this course.
        Ms. Robson (the instructor) is very knowledgeable and incredibly prepared. The material is explained very well, the tutorials are pleasant to watch, and the support materials help pull the info in the videos all together just right.
        If you are new to building apps (or even new to building anything) it will take a little work, but everything you need is there to reach success.
        The only thing that you have to keep in mind is that there are some small parts of the projects included here that are great for teaching purposes (simplified) but not for real-world use. There are ways to secure your new sites, however, addressing security issues would introduce larger projects than the scope of this beginner course. You will learn a lot (really, a lot) but once you push your way through the material and make your creation, just be sure to get a little advice from someone who is security savvy before actually hosting it.
        So long as you approach this course with that in mind, this is a highly informative starter course. I would recommend it.

         
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        Marketing stuff. not for first timers

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        Selling the presentations and the lessons was cheap. as is the content was not that great. More than introducing the content, the marketing was more to sell it. The content was not engaging at all.

         
        4.0

        I found the classes informative

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          This web seminar was instructed by knowledgeable people that were willing to accommodate all levels of learners.

           
          4.0

          come on in, the water's fine...

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            Comments about O'Reilly Media Learn to Build iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript:

            This was a unique way to learn a hot topic: very interactive, very fluid. While the presenters had things to accomplish in each session, there was a definite give-and-take with the (multiple) audiences.
            I'm a fan of Elisabeth's high-energy presentation from the Head First series. This takes that approach to the next level. Start with small & easy and build but keep it fun all the way through.

             
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            Brain Friendly

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              Comments about O'Reilly Media Learn to Build iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript:

              The course builds very nicely from week to week, very clear. Start with basic html/css and make something cool for the iPhone right away. Then get some powerful tools with good instructions about how to use them.

              This course is really well designed to help you design web pages and web apps for the iPhone and other phones. Then you get a very clear introduction to what goes into making native apps for the iPhone.

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