Head First Mobile Web
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: December 2011
Pages: 480

Mobile web usage is exploding. Soon, more web browsing will take place on phones and tablets than PCs. Your business needs a mobile strategy, but where do you start? Head First Mobile Web shows how to use the web tech- nology you’re already familiar with to make sites and apps that work on any device of any size. Put your JavaScript, CSS media query, and HTML5 skills to work, and then optimize your site to perform its best in the demanding mobile market. Along the way, you’ll discover how to adapt your business strategy to target specific devices.

  • Navigate the increasingly complex mobile landscape
  • Take both technical and strategic approaches to mobile web design
  • Use the latest development techniques—including Responsive Web Design and server-side device detection with WURFL
  • Learn quickly through images, puzzles, stories, and quizzes

We think your time is too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First Mobile Web uses a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep.

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Chapter 2 doesn't work

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      Comments about oreilly Head First Mobile Web:

      Chapter two doesn't work. End of chapter two teh mobile display does not work. AlsoTHERE NOR FORUM FOR THIS BOOK??? So if you do encunter any problems there is no where to get any answers from. You will be on your own.

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      Elucidating important, esoteric concepts

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          Comments about oreilly Head First Mobile Web:

          This book is changing the way I think about web design in general. It's exactly what I've been looking for for a few years now. As the authors state, there is no magic bullet to creating web experiences for all screens, but there are fundamental principles. If you abide by those, you'll be able to create elegant solutions for an awkward and volatile reality. I really appreciate the contemplation of deeper issues this book manages to cover, all the while remaining easy to follow. Well done!

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          Exceptional way to learn

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            Comments about oreilly Head First Mobile Web:

            First of all, I am a big fan of the Head First series. That doesn't necessarily mean I have read all the books in the series. However, for the most part, the books that I have read have consistently reinforced my knowledge in that subject area. By creatively repeating the concepts via different perspectives, like two inanimate objects engaged in a debate, interviewing of a new technology, bubble speeches, etc, the books are a pleasure to read and absorb. I feel that the authors have put a lot of work into making difficult concepts easier to understand.

            The Head-First Mobile book is an exceptional book. The mobile development space is obfuscated by the variety of technologies, devices, screen sizes, and so on. This book dispels the complexity and puts everything in perspective. For example, it talks about responsive web design in which you can adjust the formatting of your content dynamically depending on the device that is asking for the content, all done using the same HTML and CSS file. How cool is that! Later chapters talk about intermediate and advanced concepts like mobile-optimized websites, device databases, and mobile development frameworks. All in all, this book does a great job of demystifying the complex workspace of mobile application development and clearly explains how to design and develop bullet-proof websites.

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