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JavaScript server-side rendering with device detection

React and other JavaScript frameworks have frequently come under fire for not being suited to mobile. Hence mobile-first was a cornerstone of the Angular 2 rewrite. And despite React’s popularity, it still attracts the wrong kind of attention regarding mobile. To my friends on the React team: you are on the hook until there's a...

AngularJS to Opera Mini: You’re just not worth it!

Google-backed AngularJS is a popular web application framework providing a client-side MVC architecture. It has been criticised in the past for its performance, particularly on mobile. As observed by Peter-Paul Koch, it's odd that Google was pushing a mobile-challenged framework back in 2012 when it must have been obvious that Android was going to be pretty important to it as a company. Perhaps those who knew weren't those who were pushing AngularJS...

Rethinking the CMS in the Mobile Era

One of the overlooked heroes of the web is the Content Management System, or CMS. The very early days of web authoring produced the concept of the CMS. A new application type used to curate online information in powerful and intuitive ways...

Automated Mobile UI Testing with CasperJS

While real user testing is critical to almost any web effort, the benefits and speed provided by automated testing make it a powerful addition to any test regime. In this article we'll be discussing the automation of UI testing with CasperJS, and PhantomJS...

Lightweight accordions & sliders with jQuery Mobile

Mobile developers are commonly confronted with clients who want everything – all the content and features – on their PC site crammed into the mobile site, rather than going for a streamlined mobile site. That might sound like a recipe for bloated code and a poor user experience – neither of which is acceptable on a mobile device – but it needn’t be, as long as mobile developers emphasize ingenuity over excess functionality. That’s where jQuery accordion menus and sliders come in very useful and, if used cleverly, they can help keep the mobile experience lean and mean...

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