- Leverage CSS3 to handle as much of the pretty presentation and animation as possible
- Provide a consistent and modular event model between objects
- Wrap DOM and device-specific events into a cohesive gesture system
- Insulate developers from different persistent storage solutions
- Play nicely with other libraries like PhoneGap
- Use a lot of resources
- Depend on other frameworks
- Have a lot of browser dependent code
- Require detailed knowledge of the DOM
- Force you to deeper into its framework than you want to go
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If you want to jam an existing web page into an application framework, jo probably isn't for you. jo is designed to create applications. While it will play nicely with a mixture of new and old web development techniques, it uses HTML5 as a development stack and does not require direct DOM manipulation.
All documentation for the framework is based on
and provides a simple, natural and flexible way to document the code. This simple set
perl scripts has become its own tool called joDoc.