Creating Mobile Apps with HTML5

Creating Mobile Apps with HTML5

Discover a better way to build apps that run on just about any smartphone or tablet. This course will demonstrate ways to imagine, design, build, and optimize a cross-platform mobile app using the very latest HTML5 standards.
6 weeks / 24 Course Hrs
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Details

Do you want to make mobile apps that run on iPhone and iPad, as well as on Android, and Windows Phone? Sure you do! Do you want to learn five different programming languages? Of course you don't!

Fortunately, you're about to discover a better way to build apps. In this course, you'll learn how to imagine, design, build, and optimize a cross-platform mobile app using the very latest HTML5 standards. The result will be a mobile app that's fast and runs on just about any smartphone or tablet computer. 

Enrollment Options:
Instructor-Led
6 weeks Access Course Code: ma5
Start Dates*Oct 16 | Nov 13 | Dec 11 | Jan 15
*Choose start date in cart
$115.00
Self-Paced
3 Months Access Course Code: T9222
No Instructor, Start Anytime
$115.00

Syllabus

What are the compelling reasons for developing mobile apps with HTML5? And why are some of the Web's biggest players—including Google, Facebook, and Twitter—moving all their apps to the mobile Web? Today you'll learn four principles for designing great mobile apps, and you'll get acquainted with the concept of "mobile first" Web development. By the end of this lesson, you'll be ready to start writing an app.

Today you'll follow the progress of employees at a fictitious company as they build a mobile app. In the process, you'll set up your tools and get your hands dirty with some real HTML5 code.

HTML5 is the latest version of the markup language of the Web. In this lesson, you'll learn why Web developers and mobile developers are so gung-ho for HTML5. More importantly, you'll find out how you can use it to write your own webpages. By the end of the lesson, you'll understand the basics of markup languages and HTML5 syntax.

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) will make your Web apps workable on the largest number of devices, and it'll make your code easier to maintain. In this lesson, you'll use CSS to format HTML documents. This lesson also looks at the new capabilities that are possible with CSS version 3.

JavaScript is the programming language of the mobile Web. In this lesson, you'll learn to use JavaScript to add interactivity to mobile apps.

Today's lesson is all about getting things done faster, better, and with less effort! You'll use jQuery Mobile to make your HTML5 apps feel at home on mobile devices. You'll also use JavaScript libraries and frameworks to get more done in less time.

By accessing built-in device features such as offline storage and location services, you can make your mobile Web apps much more dynamic. In this lesson, you'll learn what's possible and how to do it.

No Web app is an island. Hundreds of app developers have made certain features of their software available using Web Application Programming Interfaces. By using these APIs to retrieve data and then combining different data sources, you can create endless combinations called mashups.

Graphics and animation can really spice up your mobile apps. The mobile Web has special requirements and technologies that you need to be aware of, however. In this lesson, you'll learn to optimize your graphics for the mobile Web.

Smartphones and tablets come in different shapes and sizes. In this lesson, you'll learn to make your Web app look good on the largest possible variety of devices. You'll also add some meta tags that will give your app more polish on iPhone and Android, and then focus on touch-enabling your app.

A responsive app doesn't keep the user waiting. In this lesson, you'll learn tools and techniques to make your app responsive.

Native apps give you access to more device features and to the distribution power of an app store. Learn how to use PhoneGap to convert your Web app into a native one for multiple mobile operating systems.

Requirements

  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Linux may also be used.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course. HTML and/or programming experience will be helpful, but is not required.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Instructor

Chris Minnick has overseen the development of hundreds of Web and mobile projects for customers ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises. In addition, he authored and co-authored books and articles on a wide range of Internet-related topics including JavaScript, HTML, CSS, mobile apps, e-commerce, Web design, SEO, and security. His published books include “JavaScript for Kids,” “Writing Computer Code,” “Coding with JavaScript For Dummies,” “Adventures in Coding,” “Beginning HTML5 and CSS3 For Dummies,” “Webkit For Dummies,” “CIW eCommerce Certification Bible,” and “XHTML.”

Reviews

The instructor is excellent with great teaching skills. He could explain all the difficult concepts in a simple and easy to follow manner. He is really brilliant and loved his teaching. The course is really interesting explaining the basics. The quiz and assignments are nicely planned and gave more confidence. Discussion areas also helped a lot. The course is truly inspiring one!!

This was a wonderful course. It introduced me to technologies and concepts that I didn't know existed. After agonizing over developing an Android app, due to my limited knowledge in the Java language, I feel that I now have a much easier alternative. Thanks again for the information provided. It was invaluable.

This course was recommended to me by a friend and I am very thankful about it. Mr. Minnick was very helpful in any way he can and always kept a positive attitude towards his students. This online learning will benefit those people like me who can't go to school because of work and many other things. I will continue looking for more courses to take.

I truly enjoyed learning using the structure and formatting of this course. The instructor's experience and knowledge were evident in all lessons and assignments. I am looking forward to taking another course produced by this instructor. Thank you.

I really enjoyed this course and the instructor's writing and teaching style. The material was presented in a very logical and sequential manner.

Chris is fantastic instructor and a very clear and concise educator. What I liked best is his interaction. This is probably the first ed2go class I have taken where the discussion area was very much utilized and moderated by staff and students. I think 50% of my learning took place in the discussion area! All of Chris' resources are well thought out and applicable to the topic at hand. I would absolutely recommend this class to anyone looking to develop knowledge and skills in mobile web development.

I loved the course, and found the content exciting. It was presented in an understandable, useful format. Thank you for a great course!

This is probably the best ed2go course I've taken. This was valuable information, presented well. I will definitely use this information.

I enjoyed taking this course. The material and information was well written and easy to follow. I was impressed by how well organized the lessons were.

A wealth of information presented in a hands-on style that made sense.