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Test layouts

Use to check the layouts of any website on computer, iPad and iPhone in both landscape and portrait orientations.

Meta tags

On the BBC website mobile site, I found some meta tags in the head:

<syntaxhighlight lang="html4strict" line>

<meta name="apple-touch-fullscreen" content="YES">
<meta name="HandheldFriendly" content="True">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width; initial-scale=1.0; maximum-scale=1.0; user-scalable=0;">


Hybrid performant mobile apps

Hybrid mobiles are better because they:

  1. are developed once in HTML 5 and CSS 3 then deployed to multiple platforms with Mobile/Phonegap,
  2. have access to more hardware features than a completely browser based app,
  3. work faster,
  4. are available for download in the app stores, and
  5. can be updated with the normal mobile process from a central server location.

I went to the Mobile/2012HyvesPresentation about making hybrid apps with Phonegap. Another attendee, Sam, made lots of notes and was kind enough to share them with me.

Phonegap Tutorials


Reduce number of HTTP requests with a service called "Jazzcat" - check if it's any good and if it comes with strings attached.