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In case you missed these blog posts when they were first published… here are five of the Best of Safari Blog posts that are bubbling to the top as the most popular for October 2012.

Spring MVC Tip: Returning JSON from a Spring Controller

In my Spring MVC and Rest post, I walked through the creation of a RESTful web service with Spring MVC. Let’s now take a look at JSON.

Spring MVC, from version 3, allows you to return objects directly converted into JSON using the @ResponseBody annotation in a Controller as shown…

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Layout and Formatting with Windows 8 XAML Development

When designing a user experience, one of the first things you need to figure out is where to position things on the screen, how they should flow when the content changes, and what shape or color they should be. This article is about the tools you have at your disposal with Windows 8 XAML to control layout and formatting on this exciting new platform.

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 Responsive Mobile Design: Media Queries, CSS3 & iOS

Since the old days of CSS 2.1, media type has played an important role in CSS stylesheets. One main example was the media type print used for providing a print version of our layouts. I’m sure you remember the following…

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 jQuery Mobile Tip: Adding Thumbnails and Icons to List Views

In the jQuery Mobile: Getting the Most from List Views post I introduced list views in jQuery Mobile, but now let’s go a little further. jQuery Mobile list views are very flexible when it comes to styling and customization. For example, you can easily add an 80×80-pixel thumbnail or a 16×16-pixel icon image to each item in a list view. This can make list views more attractive, as well as give the user some useful information about each item.

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 PhoneGap: Storing and Retrieving with the FileSystem

PhoneGap, also known as Apache Cordova, is a framework for building mobile apps using HTML, JavaScript and CSS. It allows web developers to leverage their existing skills in the exciting world of mobile development.

PhoneGap provides an execution environment for your front-end code with a number of native device APIs exposed: the device’s sensors (GPS, accelerometer, and compass), for instance, or the user’s contacts. Using the JavaScript APIs provided, developers can quickly build native-style mobile experiences ready for mobile devices on, at last count, eight different platforms.

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