- Paperback: 552 pages
- Publisher: Wrox; 1 edition (April 12, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470889519
- ISBN-13: 978-0470889510
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,654,309 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Professional Mobile Web Development with WordPress, Joomla! and Drupal 1st Edition
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
From the Back Cover
Learn to implement sites with the major content management platforms
The popularity of the mobile web is seemingly unstoppable, making the demand and expectations for sleek, smooth, and sophisticated web sites extraordinarily high. Unique to the shelf, this book describes how you can develop mobile content and then install, configure, test, and integrate mobile web sites using the most popular content management systems (CMS) in order to provide an engaging and enjoyable experience to users on the move. Placing a special emphasis on three particular platforms—WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal—author James Pearce explains how to design and mobilize sites in conjunction with each CMS and walks you through the installation and configuration of the plugins, modules, and themes that will get you started, fast.
Professional Mobile Web Development:
Features a brief history of the mobile web and explains what makes it unique
Provides a technical review of the mobile landscape and familiarizes you with mobile devices, networks, and their challenges
Looks at how the mobile web is evolving and how best to design for it
Reviews choices and decisions that should be made prior to working on CMS mobilization
Describes the processes involved in testing, deploying, and integrating a mobile web site, regardless of platform
Discusses mobile analytics, advertising, and other operational topics
wrox.com Programmer Forums
Join our Programmer to Programmer forums to ask and answer programming questions about this book, join discussions on the hottest topics in the industry, and connect with fellow programmers from around the world.
Take advantage of free code samples from this book, as well as code samples from hundreds of other books, all ready to use.
Find articles, ebooks, sample chapters, and tables of contents for hundreds of books, and more reference resources on programming topics that matter to you.
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.
About the Author
James Pearce is a technologist, writer, developer, and entrepreneur who has been working with the mobile web for over a decade. He is Senior Director of Developer Relations at Sencha. Previously he was the CTO at dotMobi and has a background in mobile startups, telecoms infrastructure, and management consultancy. He speaks and writes extensively on the topic of mobile web development, and is the author of the popular WordPress Mobile Pack plugin.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The book is laid out perfectly. The chapters that deal with Wordpress, Joomla, and Drupal are in the second half and are fairly well isolated. The first half of the book (chapters 1-10) cover all aspects of mobile web development. I was struck by the balance of detail. James covers some areas that other books don't even touch on, but does it in a way that makes you feel like you're sailing through the book instead of getting bogged down.
Here are some examples of the deeper areas that I was glad to see covered that often are skipped in other books: TRANSCODERS: James defines what transcoders are, but he also covers the major transcoder vendors, how they impact the website, and how to avoid them. UAPROF: This is an industry standard way for devices to communicate their capabilities to a server using these publicly available user-agent profiles. MOBILE NETWORKS: The depth of James' knowledge is shown in the histories he provides around mobile devices, networks, browsers, and more. In talking about mobile networks, for example, he walks through the evolution of GSM, CDMA, 3G (UMTS, W-CDMA, CDMA2000), HSDPA, EV-DO, WiMAX, and LTE, describes their providers and typical bandwidths.
In addition to these deep dives, the book has a lot of breadth. It covers jQuery Mobile, Sencha Touch, and other major frameworks. James also covers more conceptual topics such as responsive web design and mobile first.
After the Wordpress, Joomla, and Drupal chapters are three more chapters that offer great advice for general mobile web development. The best for me was the coverage of development and testing tools. James covers user-agent switching as well as all the major emulators (iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Palm, Opera, and Windows). He also talks about several device testing services including DeviceAnywhere (acquired by Keynote Systems last week) and Perfecto Mobile.
This book covers everything: mobile networks, devices, frameworks, design, tools, testing, metrics, and more. A better title would be The Comprehensive Book for Mobile Web Development. If you're just starting out or have even been doing mobile web development for a few years, I highly recommend this book as a guide to the world of the mobile web.