In my last article covering HTML5 and CSS3 on Windows Phone, I got you started with a simple boilerplate. It just so happened that the style I presented you with was Dark.  Since we know that Windows Phone also has a light theme, I think it’s important that your mobile web site have one as well.  Below is an enhanced version of the boilerplate HTML5 file that displays many commonly used Form elements: <!DOCTYPE html> <html lang=”en”>     <head>         <meta charset=”utf-8″ />         <meta name=”viewport” content=”width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=yes” />         <meta name=”MobileOptimized” content=”width” />         <meta name=”HandheldFriendly” content=”true” />         <link rel=”stylesheet” href=”MetroDark.css”>         <title>Web Storage</title>     </head>     <body>         <p>CONTOSO FRUIT COMPANY</p>

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In my last article covering HTML5 and CSS3 on Windows Phone, I got you started with a simple boilerplate. It just so happened that the style I presented you with was Dark.  Since we know that Windows Phone also has a light theme, I think it’s important that your mobile web site have one as well.  Below is an enhanced version of the boilerplate HTML5 file that displays many commonly used Form elements: <!DOCTYPE html> <html lang=”en”>     <head>         <meta charset=”utf-8″ />         <meta name=”viewport” content=”width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=yes” />         <meta name=”MobileOptimized” content=”width” />         <meta name=”HandheldFriendly” content=”true” />         <link rel=”stylesheet” href=”MetroDark.css”>         <title>Web Storage</title>     </head>     <body>         <p>CONTOSO FRUIT COMPANY</p>

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<what is the mobile web? /> It’s growing faster than the desktop web Faster growth than desktop web during 1990’s There’s been a 2000% increase in mobile websites since 2008 The mobile web is: The mobile web is not: The mobile web is glanceable info for people on the go The desktop web is for people who aren’t going anywhere The mobile web can reach half the planet The desktop web reaches ~1 billion users The mobile web browser is the #1 app used on most phones The mobile web browser consumes 13% of user face time The mobile web browser accounts for 50% of all phone data traffic There are

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<what is the mobile web? /> It’s growing faster than the desktop web Faster growth than desktop web during 1990’s There’s been a 2000% increase in mobile websites since 2008 The mobile web is: The mobile web is not: The mobile web is glanceable info for people on the go The desktop web is for people who aren’t going anywhere The mobile web can reach half the planet The desktop web reaches ~1 billion users The mobile web browser is the #1 app used on most phones The mobile web browser consumes 13% of user face time The mobile web browser accounts for 50% of all phone data traffic There are

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Whenever I hear the term, “UX,” I immediately think of graphic designers, artists and folks who focus on making the UI of your application beautiful. Nine times out of ten, this is the appropriate connection to make.  Great UX folks at Microsoft came together to make Windows Phone 7 the most visually-appealing smartphone on the market and that’s a good thing.  Lucky for me, great UX folks come to my rescue all the time because while I can build functional and usable client applications that solve users problems, my stuff isn’t that pretty.  Gotta love Expression Blend and the people who can use it to transform your app! There’s lots of folks

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Whenever I hear the term, “UX,” I immediately think of graphic designers, artists and folks who focus on making the UI of your application beautiful. Nine times out of ten, this is the appropriate connection to make.  Great UX folks at Microsoft came together to make Windows Phone 7 the most visually-appealing smartphone on the market and that’s a good thing.  Lucky for me, great UX folks come to my rescue all the time because while I can build functional and usable client applications that solve users problems, my stuff isn’t that pretty.  Gotta love Expression Blend and the people who can use it to transform your app! There’s lots of folks

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Build mobile web sites that adhere to W3C Mobile Web Best Practices using the new WebMatix web development tool. This tool introduces simple-to-use ASP.NET Web Pages which don’t follow the MVC pattern nor do they include server controls like WebForms.  It also introduces the “Razor” templating engine and a model where you have HTML and inline code where needed.  This way to building sites is easy and flexible and takes me back to the golden age of Microsoft ASP web development in the late ‘90’s. Our favorite mobile database, SQL Server Compact 4.0 finds it’s way to the web with this tool providing a simple way to give your mobile web

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Build mobile web sites that adhere to W3C Mobile Web Best Practices using the new WebMatix web development tool. This tool introduces simple-to-use ASP.NET Web Pages which don’t follow the MVC pattern nor do they include server controls like WebForms.  It also introduces the “Razor” templating engine and a model where you have HTML and inline code where needed.  This way to building sites is easy and flexible and takes me back to the golden age of Microsoft ASP web development in the late ‘90’s. Our favorite mobile database, SQL Server Compact 4.0 finds it’s way to the web with this tool providing a simple way to give your mobile web

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