Our 6pm (US ET) talk on Thursday Aug 16 will be “Mobile WebDev: The Horrors”, with John Bender of Adobe.

TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker)

Progressive Enhancement is a technique that was born out of a desire to provide the best possible experience at all levels of browser capability. Now, as the mobile web becomes a prime target for new applications many developers experienced with Progressive Enhancement are happily hanging up their PE hats, grateful that Webkit has formed the foundation for so many mobile browsers. Sadly, it might be too early to declare victory. From rendering issues, to wildly different event timing, to extremely popular browsers like Opera that aren’t Webkit at all, the PE approach has never been more important.

jQuery Mobile has been built, from the start, with the goal of providing a serviceable foundation for the oldest and least capable browsers and then building up to a beautiful user experience on those that are newer and more powerful. Here we’ll discuss some of the more difficult issues facing mobile web developers today and exactly how jQuery Mobile can save you valuable cycles with its approach.

MEETING URL: http://experts.adobeconnect.com/cfmeetup/

DURATION: Approx. 1 hour, plus time for questions

RECORDING: All meetings are recorded. The URL will be posted after meeting at recordings.coldfusionmeetup.com

SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker)

John Bender is the co-creator of Vagrant, a jQuery Mobile development lead, and a recovering polygot. During the day he works full-time on jQuery Mobile at Adobe but otherwise spends his time hacking on open source and reading. John shares his thoughts at johnbender.us and as @johnbender on Twitter.

WHEN: Thurs. Aug 16, 6:00pm US ET (UTC/GMT-4)

What time is that for you? The following link shows what the time would be for you ]. Here’s another option ] that shows the time as US ET, and lets you choose your city from the list offered to see what time that is in your own timezone.

DOWNLOADABLE RECORDINGS:

In addition to the streaming recording posted immediately after the meeting (link provided above), we now also post recordings at Vimeo ] usually within a day of the meeting.

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