Aaron Sumner


Offline Mobile Web Applications in HTML5 (a Book Report)

cover If you’re a web developer who’s holding off on HTML5, it’s time to take the plunge. Luckily there are plenty of books, videos, online tutorials, and other resources to help you get started. Add Offline Mobile Web Applications in HTML5 to your list.

In this video, developer David Griffiths walks you through an important part of HTML5 that often gets overlooked in much of the hoopla and Adobe versus Apple battles: The “blue collar part” consisting of form enhancements (without Javascript) and client-side application technology. Anyone who does database-driven web application development should get excited as Griffiths explains the process of making an offline-ready application using only web technologies. Even if you’re not planning on developing for the mobile web, you’ll glean plenty of good techniques on form building, offline caching, and remote caching that will come in handy in your future web application development.

Will this video make you an expert in HTML5? No, but it will get you well on your way, and in a relatively short amount of time. Offline Mobile Web Applications in HTML5 is a solid introduction to a core technology you’ll be using every day in the coming years—and now’s a great time to get started.

More information about Offline Mobile Web Applications in HTML5 is available from O’Reilly.

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