Mobile ASP.NET MVC 5

By Eric Sowell

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Have you got an idea for a great mobile site, or an existing site that you want to adapt for mobile? With Mobile ASP.NET MVC 5, learn to overcome the challenges presented by the wide range of mobile devices out there today, and give your users content designed to work for them and make the most of their devices' capabilities.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-5056-2
  • 276 Pages
  • User Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Publication Date: November 26, 2013
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $44.99
  • eBook Price: $31.99
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Mobile ASP.NET MVC 5 will take you step-by-step through the process of developing fluid content that adapts its layout to the client device using HTML, JavaScript and CSS, and responsive web design. This book introduces server-side techniques that allow you to show different content to different devices and make the most of their strengths and capabilities. Mobile ASP.NET MVC 5 includes a wide range of techniques, tips, and guidelines for dealing with some of the challenges of mobile web development, such as browser incompatibilities, varying device performance, and targeting older devices.

You’ll learn to:

  • Use responsive principles to build apps that display and perform well on a range of mobile devices.
  • Leverage your server-side code to customize what you serve to the client, depending on its capabilities.
  • Build an ASP.NET MVC custom view engine, use display modes effectively, and create reusable mobile components with custom HTML helpers.
  • Make the most of new capabilities offered on some devices by interacting with native APIs.
By the end of Mobile ASP.NET MVC 5, you should feel confident building web apps that successfully target anything from an iOS or Android device to a feature phone or an older mobile browser. Along the way, you'll learn about the modern mobile web landscape and how to choose the approaches that are right for you, depending on your target audience.

This book is for the ASP.NET developer who knows how ASP.NET MVC works and is eager to learn how to use it for building mobile websites.

What you’ll learn

  • Use responsive principles to build apps that display and perform well on a range of mobile devices.
  • Leverage your server-side code to customize what you serve to the client, depending on its capabilities.
  • Build an ASP.NET MVC custom view engine, use display modes effectively, and create reusable mobile components with custom HTML helpers.
  • Make the most of new capabilities offered on some devices by interacting with native APIs.
  • Learn tips and tricks for dealing with browser incompatibilities and targeting older devices.
  • Benefit from the author's experience as he guides you through a full range of modern mobile web strategy.

Who this book is for

This book is for the ASP.NET developer who knows how ASP.NET MVC works and is eager to learn how to use it for building mobile websites. Thorough knowledge of ASP.NET MVC is not at all required but some is assumed. This book also assumes a little knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript. You do not need any prior experience in mobile development.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Basics of Responsive Web Design

Chapter 2: CSS Layout Bootcamp

Chapter 3: Flexible Layouts

Chapter 4: Flexible Navigation

Chapter 5: Flexible Content

Chapter 6: Display Modes, View Engines and Html Helpers

Chapter 7: Device and Feature Detection

Chapter 8: Mobile Performance

Chapter 9: Native APIs, HTML5 and CSS3 on Mobile Today

Chapter 10: Programming for Touch

Chapter 11: Advanced Touch Programming

Chapter 12: Useful Libraries for Mobile

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