Rob Ross

Rob Ross is a software engineer at eMoney Advisor, where he builds web applications that help people manage money and plan for the future. While having equal passion for front end and back end development, he has a particular interest in building mobile web apps.

Roll Your Own Framework for Building Mobile Web Apps

Saturday, May 11th, 2013 at 10:00 am in 222

You don’t need to learn three frameworks and two dozen libraries to build a web app that can go toe to toe with it’s native brethren.  In the land of mobile, less is more.  Let’s cut the bloat of large payloads and tons of third party dependencies.

Taking a minimalist approach, we’ll roll our own single page JavaScript app to handle routing and rendering. We’ll efficiently request and pre-request data from the server.  Finally, we will embellish our app with some silky-smooth animations and transitions courtesy of CSS3.