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Create an iPad Web App

with Chris Converse

Video: Welcome

Discover how to create an app-like experience for iPad with HTML, CSS, and jQuery, while bypassing the need for Objective-C or the App Store.
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  1. 5m 10s
    1. Welcome
    2. Previewing the final project
      2m 44s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 30s
  2. 2m 49s
    1. Creating project folders
    2. Setting up a testing strategy
      1m 6s
    3. Opening the project files in a web or text editor
      1m 11s
  3. 4m 20s
    1. Creating the web app graphics
      2m 28s
    2. Adding HTML for the web app
      1m 52s
  4. 9m 42s
    1. Adding HTML for main containers
      1m 39s
    2. Creating the template graphics
      2m 3s
    3. Setting up device orientation detection with JavaScript
      2m 35s
    4. Adding CSS for the layout
      3m 25s
  5. 9m 21s
    1. Adding the logo and leaves
      2m 41s
    2. Adding the teapot graphics
      3m 3s
    3. Repositioning the teapots based on orientation
      3m 37s
  6. 16m 29s
    1. Loading the homepage via AJAX
      4m 9s
    2. Adding and styling the navigation
      4m 15s
    3. Setting click events for the navigation
      3m 40s
    4. Detecting the homepage
      4m 25s
  7. 4m 56s
    1. Adding iScroll functionality
      3m 10s
    2. Preventing the web app base screen from moving on drag
      1m 46s
  8. 16m 5s
    1. Formatting content
      2m 33s
    2. Adding video
      2m 35s
    3. Setting up the gallery layout
      2m 35s
    4. Activating the gallery
      3m 34s
    5. Formatting the Contact Us page
      4m 48s
  9. 8m 29s
    1. Adding Google Maps functionality using map containers
      2m 48s
    2. Activating the map
      3m 8s
    3. Animating the map into place
      2m 33s
  10. 8m 5s
    1. Detecting an iPad
      3m 28s
    2. Checking for stand-alone status
      2m 33s
    3. Switching from click events to touch events
      2m 4s
  11. 1m 43s
    1. Where to go from here
      1m 43s

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Create an iPad Web App
Video duration: 0s 1h 27m Beginner


Discover how to create an app-like experience for the Apple iPad with HTML, CSS, and jQuery. In this course, Chris Converse shows how to prepare web pages that can become web apps on the iPad. Discover how to create custom icons, startup screens, and create an immersive user experience—all with web standard technologies. Bypass Objective-C and the App Store altogether and create a unique experience that can be revised as quickly as you update your web site.

Topics include:
  • Setting up the project folders
  • Creating the graphics
  • Adding HTML
  • Creating the layout containers
  • Setting up JavaScript orientation detection
  • Adding CSS for layout
  • Using CSS3 animation
  • Dynamically loading HTML with AJAX
  • Adding iScroll functionality
  • Adding video
  • Adding a Google map
  • Detecting an iPad device
Business Developer Web


Hi! I'm Chris Converse and welcome to Create an iPad Wed app. In this course I'll show how to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create a web site that launches and acts like a native iPad app. First, I'll show to how to design a custom icon and Startup screen and animate graphics using hardware acceleration with CSS3 that react to the iPad's orientation. Then I'll explain how to dynamically load content with Ajax to keep our user experience within the web app. Next, I'll walk through building our features of the web app, from adding a simple gallery to incorporating HTML file video, to adding a touch-enabled Google Map.

Finally, I'll show how to setup web browser detection and stand-one detection to instruct iPad users to save your web app to their home screen. We'll cover all of this and plenty of other tips and techniques. Now let's get started with Create an iPad Web App.

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