Rethinking HMGSCRIPT

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Rethinking HMGSCRIPT

Post by Roberto Lopez » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:18 pm

Hi All,

As I've commented in other posts, I've finalized the first version of my first 'real-world' HmgScript application.

I've used the 035 version (Harbour uHttp server) since it fits better in my environment (LAN / netio server). The development was fast and easy.

It works fine in a lot of different browsers without problems (if you omit the HTML5 specific widgets).

But, I've tested in tablets and phones (they will be used as clients) and the problems arose.

The windowed interface simply is very difficult to use in such devices.

So, HmgScript needs an alternate personality.

Since I'm extremely 'off-schedule' I need a quick solution, so I've created an alternative GUI for the application, based on jQuery Mobile. It was easy, but, extremely difficult compared with HmgScript.

So, I've concluded that an alternative GUI, optimized for phones and tablets is required.

Basically, windows should be replaced with 'pages', screen coordinates for controls should be eliminated, and default sizes for them, must be larger.

Any ideas and opinions are greatly welcome.

http://jquerymobile.com/

TIA.
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Post by Rathinagiri » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:55 pm

IMHO, web application/mobile application is the name of the game today.

HTML5, being the emerging standard, should be considered favorably in our developments.

jQuery is also open source, I think.

If we can make use of jQuery and create a wrapper to simplify (HMG way) I am just for it.

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Post by bpd2000 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:03 am

I confirm view / suggestion of Rathinagiri
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Post by Roberto Lopez » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:34 pm

Thanks for your answers.

I'm evaluating right now what will be easier: a wrapper for jQuery Mobile, or creating alternate GUI from the scratch.

The examples I've found for dynamically creating jQuery Mobile content from JavaScript, appears to be a little difficult.

I'll still researching.
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