Yesterday we released a new update to Edge Reflow, our responsive design tool part of the Creative Cloud. I've spoken about Edge Reflow before. For me - it was the tool that really let me "get" responsive design. Being able to see the design change in real time and the CSS properties associated with those designs just made sense to me whereas before I had a hard time wrapping my head around it. If you haven't yet checked it out, now is a perfect time. You can try it for free, and of course, if you are a CC member it is included in your collection.
Last month I published an article on DZone discussing mobile debugging techniques. Today the second part was released: An Overview of Mobile Debugging Techniques – Part Two. Enjoy.
I discovered this yesterday which means it has probably been around forever and I'm the last one to get a clue. As you should (hopefully) know by now, PhoneGap 3.0 majorly changed how you use core features. (I discussed these changes in detail here: PhoneGap 3 Released - Things You Should Know.) The biggest change that will trip developers over (and yes, it still trips me up) is the requirement to add plugins for core features like geolocation, camera support, etc.
A few weeks ago Apache Cordova 3.3.0 was released (you can read the details here) and one of the things that caught my eye was this:
Pardon the somewhat opaque title, but I received an interesting email a few days ago that I wanted to discuss on the blog. It is one of those interesting emails that defies having a simple explanation so forgive me if the title isn't 100% accurate. This is also something I'd love to get some feedback on as I don't believe I'll have the best, or only, answer here. Ok, let's look at the question.
A few days ago a reader asked me an interesting question. He wanted to create a list of dates in jQuery Mobile and group them by date. Turns out, this is fairly easy using the Autodividers feature of the ListView widget.
Just a quick note that an article I wrote for DZone, An Overview of Mobile Debugging Techniques – Part One, is now live. I wrote this a few months ago but it finally went live today. I'll be doing a followup later this month.
A few weeks ago a reader asked if I had ever designed a quiz for jQuery Mobile. While I had not, I spent some time thinking about how a quiz could be designed as well as how a generic library could help automate it. I've built a demo I'd like to share with folks. It is definitely "First Draft" (but hey, it lints!) so feel free to tear it apart and suggest improvements.
Earlier this week I blogged about the relaunch of Ripple, a great tool for building your mobile applications with Chrome. One of the issues with the new version of Ripple is that when you edit your code, you have to run "cordova prepare" to copy the assets into your platform before you can view it in the browser.
Edit: As I find more things, I'll post them to the bottom of this blog post.
For folks who have seen me present on PhoneGap/Cordova, you know I'm a huge fan of Ripple. Ripple was (is, see details) a Chrome extension that allows you to run PhoneGap/Cordova applications in the browser. Ripple included a UI that gave you a pseudo-mobile view of your application and a way to emulate various features including the camera and the accelerometer. While not as good as a real device, it was incredibly useful for development.