“A couple of weeks ago, I shared an Employee Directory sample application built with jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap. That application was implemented ‘Ajax-style’, keeping the UI and the data access code cleanly separated. In other words: no server code intermingled in the HTML markup.
A number of people have asked for a similar example using a ‘classic’ (non-Ajax) implementation where pages (markup + data) are entirely built at the server-side before being delivered to the client.
So, here is simpler version of the same application built ‘sans Ajax’. I used PHP in this version, but you can of course use your favorite server-side technology (Java, .NET, CF, RoR, etc).”
“If you’ve been on the scene with iOS then you’ve surely seen some of the beautiful app websites cropping up. These have been released over the past couple of years as developers have been looking for ways to attract marketing potential. There are a lot of very standard-looking templates out there for web designers, but my hope is to tackle something new!
Today we’ll be creating a styled iPhone App website template using HTML5/CSS3. This will not be targeted onto a specific app, so we don’t include a download link to the app store. Instead I’ve created a small e-mail signup form through MailChimp so you can hook early adopters into the app for pre-release. This is great for developers who need to get something up and running for their product before it’s on the market…”
“The world of mobile app development is quickly becoming a crowded and complicated space, especially for those outside of the development niche. Which development platform should I use? Do I go native or Web-based? Which devices should I plan for? Can I build my mobile website by hand or should I use a pre-built package? The questions are endless.
As a designer, my job is to help my clients answer these questions. I try to stay in the category of knowing enough to be dangerous, and I keep tabs on the latest mobile development trends, one being the growing popularity of mobile Web apps.”