Do you know how to write Objective C to make a native iOS apps? What about Java to make Android apps? If you don't, and all you know is HTML and CSS then you are in luck. You can still make mobile apps using Phonegap.
DWI kicks off the mobile series with a workshop that gets into the basics of Responsive & Adaptive sites. What the differences are, and why we need them.
DWI have done a little responsiveness with Bootstrap from our first workshop, but this workshop will dive deeper into percentages and media queries. We will not be using Bootstrap but learning how to do it ourselves. Then after we create a sample site using LESS, thanks to Randy Oest, we are then going to take what we have learned and create a mobile app using Phonegap.
I am also going to discuss why I choose to use responsive and adaptive sites of making a native app. Some of it you might find interesting and I would like to get a good discussion out of that portion of the night.
Files will be added later
Tools needed for the workshop:
Less Tools: Codekit(Mac Only), SimpLess(PC, Mac)
PhoneGap Build: https://build.phonegap.com/
Slide Presentation: DWI_PhoneGap Slides
Speaker Bio: Todd Shelton started his career as a Flex/Flash developer making interactive experiences for the corporate world. After several years as a Senior Flash developer, I started creating RIA's and sharing my knowledge with others in my community.
Now he is a lecturer at IUPUI in the Media Arts & Science program and loves every minute of it. He also does a lot of freelance work and has published several apps.