Web development for IPHONE

Iphone sales are rocketting they say, and I supsect the quality of web browsing on the Iphone is partly responsible for this tremendous success.  Stéphane Caron is a webdevelopper living in Montreal, who has developped a PrettyMobile,a specific web / jquery development framework that produces perfeclty Iphone calibrated web pages. As explained on the PrettyMobile blog page, "prettyMobile is an iPhone/iTouch website development toolkit. It provide you will all the basics you need to make a mobile version of your website. It makes extensive use of CSS transformations making sure the animations will be as smooth as they can be. Plus, it's only 13kb gzipped and minified". The framework includes formatting for a content page, but also for a photo gallery, tabbed content. I've tried it on ipoud touch  and it's quite interesting but the back button is not very useful as it is implemented, it only reproduces the integrated  safari back button.

Jquery table to graph

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The new jQuery plugin  "visualize" demonstrates usage of a specific technique that renders visual graphs (pie charts, bars, area, lines) from HTML table data. The process uses JavaScript to scrape data from an HTML table and generate charts using the HTML 5 Canvas element. It  is particularly useful because the data for the visualization already exists in the page in structured tabular format, making it accessible to people who browse the web with a screen reader or other assistive technology. Also the port to Jquery is particularly simple as it is accessible to HTML generated tables, which is most common. The only drawback for this method would be the CPU power required to render large sets of data. But there is a workaround in the form of data aggregation if the origin is SQL based.

Make site maps from HTML lists with slickmaps

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It's amazing what one can do these days with jsut HTML and CSS. Slick map css builds a visually attractive sitemap that could also be used to build organigrams, straight from a single line of ul / li HTML tags. It formats ul tags up to three levels of page navigation and additional utility links – and can easily be customized to meet your own individual needs, branding, or style preferences. Designed by Matt Everson, Minnesota.