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Sams Teach Yourself HTML5 Mobile Application Development in 24 Hours by Jennifer Kyrnin

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Hour 4. Detecting Mobile Devices and HTML5 Support

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

• How to choose the browsers and features to support

• What browsers support HTML5

• How to detect support for HTML5

• How to create fault-tolerant web applications

• How CSS3 media queries enhance detection scripts

When you’re working with a language that is as cutting edge as HTML5, taking one of two roads is tempting:

• Either you decide to support everything you possibly can, and are tempted to ignore anything that doesn’t work.

• Or you decide to support none of the new standards until widespread support exists across the entire browser eco-system.

In this hour, you will learn how to take the third road, the middle ground. Creating cutting-edge web applications ...

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