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Best Mobile Frameworks and Platforms for Hybrid HTML5 Apps

mobile frameworks for building html5 apps

A while ago, I got into mobile app development using HTML5 and PhoneGap. It was a great solution to create apps for iOS and Android while coding in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Today, we have a lot more options in this space. There are many frameworks for building mobile applications and there are also multiple platforms that package that code into a deployable apps and even provide things like monetization, analytics, and testing. Today, I will analyze the mobile development space and go over the best mobile frameworks and cross-device platforms to build and deploy hybrid mobile applications.
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JavaScript Templating Frameworks and SEO

JS Templating and SEO

JavaScript templating frameworks are gaining a lot of popularity these days. Client-side templating comes with many benefits: performance, clean separation of data and presentation tier, browser and/or CDN html caching, and much more like maximizing code reusability and maintainability. This is a great introduction on JavaScript templates. But, how do they affect search engine optimization? Today, I will dig into JavaScript templating frameworks, talk about some new players, discuss comparisons and benchmarks, and address the question of front-end templating and SEO.
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HTML5 Game Engines and Frameworks

HTML5 game engines
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If you are creating HTML5 games, it makes a lot of sense to start out with some game engine or framework. The good news is that there are many free HTML5 game engines and frameworks out there, from very minimal to pretty complex. Below I will cover some of the most popular HTML5 game frameworks and I will also cover particle systems, game tutorials, examples, and demos. To start, I think it makes a lot of sense to take a step back and watch these slides on HTML5 game development.
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HTML5 Starter Frameworks and Boilerplates

HTML5 Boilerplate

The HTML5 Boilerplate is a really popular staring place for front-end development today and I have to agree that it is pretty awesome. You can also select a mobile version and a boilerplate for emails. Personally, however, I like to start with much less. This boilerplate has many things (htaccess file, robots.txt, polyfills) that I am not really concerned about when just stating out; I want something simple. If you click on the “Get Custom Build” link, it takes you to Initializr, which then let’s you generate the HTML5 boilerplate customized to your liking. I love the various things you can select, like Bootstrap, and all the things you can deselect. I highly recommend using Initializr as a starting point, but below I will cover many more options to consider when choosing a boilerplate.
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