For the new television show Sullivan & Son (Thursdays at 10/9C), ISBX created an HTML 5 app for TBS. In the past these types of games and apps would have been built in Adobe Flash, but as mobile and web converge together Adobe Flash is becoming less relevant. The fact that Adobe is stopping mobile Flash support says it all (Adobe’s Blog Post
- Browser compatibility
- Screen resolution and Retina display support
Lastly, screen resolution and Retina display is something all developers need to be aware of. Desktop and Mobile devices have very different sized screens and making your app compatible is important. Additionally, with Apple’s Retina Display as well as many Android devices have different screen pixel ratios it is key to understanding how to create beautiful HTML 5 apps that come out clean and crisp on these screens. What we found to be the best approach is using CSS’s @media declarative to detect for screen sizes and pixel ratio density at which point you can style your app differently or just feed in higher quality images.
The above are just three helpful tips when it comes to creating great HTML 5 apps for Desktop and Mobile. We’ve got some awesome HTML 5 apps rolling out over the next several months. Stay tuned.