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  • 1. The Mobile Web - HTML5 on mobile devicesHTML5 User Group - AtlantaBy: Wesley Hales@wesleyhales
  • 2. Wesley Hales• Senior Developer at Red Hat @w esle• W3C Member yha les• JSR 301/329 Rep.• HTML5 User Group Founder•, DZone Refcard, and author of many other articles around the web.
  • 3. Mobile Web Apps Live (or DIE) by the UI
  • 4. Top 5 Best Practices When working with HTML51) Use client side DBs instead of server round trips 2) Use CSS transitions instead of JavaScript animations(Enable hardware acceleration)3) Boost performance with JavaScript 1.6 (no more "forloops")4) Use cache manifests for live sites, not just offline apps5) HTML5 Form attributes and input styles (paceholder,pattern, etc...)
  • 5. Device & Feature Detection
  • 6. Device & Feature Detection • MobileESP (server-side) • Modernizr (client-side) • CSS3 Media Queries
  • 7. Device Detection• Parsing the USER_AGENT• WURFL APIs
  • 8. WURFL Wireless Universal Resource File• Up to date list of all mobile devices• Available as XML file• Wrappers for most languages
  • 9. Feature Detection Modernizr• <html class="js canvas canvastext no-geolocation rgba hsla multiplebgs borderimage borderradius boxshadow opacity cssanimations csscolumns cssgradients cssreflections csstransforms csstransforms3d csstransitions video audio localstorage sessionstorage webworkers applicationcache fontface">
  • 10. Feature Detection Modernizr• Adds classnames of available features to DOM• Allows use of browser features with fallback options• shiv & polyfills
  • 11. Feature Detection“Cascading” the detection:#nice {    background: url(background-one.png) top left repeat-x;    background: url(background-one.png) top left repeat-x,    url(background-two.png) bottom left repeat-x;}Using Modernizr:#nice {    background: url(background-one.png) top left repeat-x;}.multiplebgs #nice {    background: url(background-one.png) top left repeat-x,    url(background-two.png) bottom left repeat-x;}
  • 12. The Mobile Web
  • 13. Mobile PlatformsMobile Frameworks And many more...
  • 14. Todays Focus
  • 15. Mobile Basics• Hardware Acceleration• Page Transitions: Sliding, Flipping, and Rotating• Fetching and Caching• Network Detection• Debugging & Profiling
  • 16. Hardware Acceleration• Page Layout• Memory allocation (Compositing)• Power Consumption• Conflicts
  • 17. Hardware Acceleration Demo
  • 18. Hardware Acceleration Understanding Page Layout
  • 19. Hardware Acceleration Understanding Page Layout
  • 20. Hardware Acceleration Sliding and Staging
  • 21. Hardware Acceleration Based on device
  • 22. Hardware Acceleration Compositing Visuals• Safari Command Line Flags• Chrome about:flags
  • 23. Hardware Acceleration Compositing Visuals• Safari/WebKit Command Line Flags$> export CA_COLOR_OPAQUE=1$> export CA_LOG_MEMORY_USAGE=1$> /Applications/
  • 24. Hardware AccelerationCompositing Visuals - WebKit CoreAnimation
  • 25. Hardware Acceleration Compositing Visuals• Chrome about:flags
  • 26. Hardware Acceleration Keep In Mind• Don’t composite every DOM element• When you make use of the GPU, you’re also using the battery• Beware of overlapping acceleration
  • 27. Fetching and Caching Demo
  • 28. Fetching and Caching• Pre-fetch content for smooth transitions• Setup for offline capability• Concurrent Ajax
  • 29. Caching by device appCache unlimited 10MBWeb Storage 5MB 5MB
  • 30. Fetching and CachingFetching content and parsing the DOM
  • 31. Fetching and CachingFetching content and parsing the DOM
  • 32. Fetching and CachingExternal page parsed via AJAX call:
  • 33. Fetching and CachinglocalStorage used within the AJAX call:
  • 34. innerHTML()
  • 35. “If the HTML text contains a <script> tag or itsequivalent, then an evil script will run. .. Douglas Crockford - Javascript The Good Parts
  • 36. Java only is innerHTML() bad... Not Mobile Web Settings• Causes browser memory leaks• You don’t get a reference to the element you just created• Problems with some elements setting their innerHTML• And it fails on iOS...
  • 37. Java Mobile Web SettingsBeware of innerHTML on• Stops working randomly• It’s a 4 year old problem in Safari• there are hacks to workaround • setTimeout(‘yuck’)
  • 38. Java Mobile Web Settings The Solution • get the xhr.responseText • send it to an automatically generated HTML5 sandbox iframe • pull from the iframe DOM and use document.adoptNode
  • 39. Java Mobile Web Settings The Solutionfunction getFrame() {    var frame = document.getElementById("temp-frame");    if (!frame) {        // create frame        frame = document.createElement("iframe");        frame.setAttribute("id", "temp-frame");        frame.setAttribute("name", "temp-frame");        frame.setAttribute("seamless", "");        frame.setAttribute("sandbox", ""); = none;        document.documentElement.appendChild(frame);    }    return frame.contentDocument;}
  • 40. Java Mobile Web Settings The Solution var frame = getFrame(); frame.write(responseText);
  • 41. Java Mobile Web Settings The Solutiondocument.getElementById(elementId).appendChild(document.adoptNode(incomingElements));
  • 42. Fetching and Caching Recap• Get all fetchable links on the parent page• Concurrently get the external pages• Cache pages with localStorage• Do not use innerHTML• Write fetched content into iframe• Place it into parent using adoptNode()
  • 43. Network Detection and Handling Demo
  • 44. Network Detection and Handling • Offline access through applicationCache • Offline/Online events • Content fetching based on network speed
  • 45. applicationCache by deviceappCache unlimited 10MB
  • 46. Offline Access appCache Mime Mappingsweb.xml<mime-mapping> <extension>appcache</extension> <mime-type>text/cache-manifest</mime-type></mime-mapping>Apache config
  • 47. applicationCachedemo.appcache
  • 48. applicationCachePage usageUpdating the cache
  • 49. Offline & Online eventsevent listeners
  • 50. Offline & Online eventsappCache error event
  • 51. Fetching based on network speednavigator.connection (The Network Information API)
  • 52. Fetching based on network speedWIFI (Asynchronous) Request TimelineEdge (Synchronous) Request Timeline
  • 53. #atlhtml5 Questions? @wesleyhalesNote - All code and demos presented here will be available on October 4, 2011