HTML5 Mobile Web Moment: Viewport Tag

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When building HTML5 mobile web sites that target multiple devices, one of the first elements you should include is the viewport meta tag. Most mobile web browsers render incoming HTML in a virtual window that is typically wider than the screen of the mobile device. This is done so you can view non-mobile websites via … Read more

Happy Tech 2013

Here’s to having all your tech dreams come true in 2013! May you seamlessly integrate with backend systems and data sources in a simple and consistent manner. May replication enable your databases to scale horizontally in a shared-nothing fashion to give you just the right amount of sharding. May your 15,000 RPM, RAID 10 disk … Read more

Where are we now with HTML5?

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HTML5 has made a lot of progress in the mobile space over the last few years. Take a look at the latest report from the French analyst house faberNovel, on HTML5 and how to rethink web strategy: Sharing my knowledge and helping others never stops, so connect with me on my blog at https://robtiffany.com , follow me on Twitter … Read more

ASP.NET Web API: The New Mobile Web Services

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Those of you who know me or have attended one of my presentations know that I’m a total RESTafarian when it comes to the software architectural style I prefer for web services. I started using REST in the early 2000s to create a high-speed, human-readable, server API to trade financial instruments between brokerages and counterparties. … Read more

HTML5 and CSS3 on Windows Phone: Dark and Light Styles

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 … Read more

HTML5 and CSS3 on Windows Phone: A Simple Boilerplate

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Internet Explorer 9 running on Windows Phone 7.5 has seriously raised the HTML5 mobile web profile of Microsoft’s latest phone operating system. Up until recently, it’s been all about the apps written in Silverlight.  With hardware-accelerated video, text rendering, canvas drawing, and the high-speed “Chakra” JavaScript engine, IE9 compiled for ARM processors means business.  But diving … Read more

Mobile Web Facts and Best Practices

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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 … Read more

Build the Mobile Web with WebMatrix

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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 … Read more