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Many designers/developers were excited to see the launch of the jQuery Mobile ~a year ago and waited for the stable release to start building for mobile.

With an announcement yesterday, the project officially reached to its first stable release.

jQuery Mobile Stable Release

jQuery Mobile already supports a huge set of mobile browsers, has the ThemeRoller for mobile and it is very well-documented with guides + examples for an easy start.

The framework includes many widgets for (touch-optimized) mobile layouts: toolbars, buttons, pages/dialogs, content formatting, list views and forms. All built on jQuery core for a familiar and consistent syntax.

It is always good to know the cons and pros of tools we are using before starting a new project with them in order not to be disappointed later on.

A frequently-updated chart by Markus Falk does this for the mobile frameworks as there is a detailed comparison of their capabilities.

The chart displays the rendering engines supported, target platform, hardware, development languages, UI features and license for each framework.

Also, if you already have strict requirements for the project, a wizard helps filtering the frameworks and fastens the process of choosing the right one.

Mobile Frameworks Comparison Chart

PhotoSwipe is a free and full-featured image gallery for mobile and touch devices.

It is built with HTML, CSS + JavaScript and doesn't depend on any frameworks.

The interface is native-like and offers a similar experience with the ability of swiping items and support for orientation (also, resizes images automatically).

PhotoSwipe

A "start" button can display the images as a slideshow and there are many options for customizing the gallery like the speed of fadeIn-fadeOut effects, enabling zoom, method of image scaling and much more.

PhotoSwipe works in iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry + desktop browsers and there is an optional jQuery implementation for the users of this framework.

Detect Mobile Browser is an open source project for easily understanding whether a visitor of a website is using a mobile browser or not.

It provides codes in several scripting languages (PHP,Rails, ASP, JSP, Coldfusion, .htaccess & JavaScript) that can detect the browser.

Detect Mobile Browser

The website also has a simple forwarding function which you can create a link like:

http://detectmobilebrowser.com/a.com|b.com

and the user will be redirected to "a.com" or "b.com" depending on the browser type used.

DetectMobileBrowsers.mobi is a website providing a function & information on how to detect mobile browsers.

It can detect:

  • iPhone
  • Opera Mini
  • Android
  • Blackberry

Detect Mobile Browsers

It has an online function generator that guides you to create a personalized function according to "how you want to treat every browser".

P.S. The code is free to be used on non-profit websites.

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