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The UCLA Mobile Web Framework facilitates the development of a robust, feature-rich, cross-platform mobile web presence. Focusing on mobile web standards, semantic markup and device agnosticism, the framework enables developers to create mobile-styled web applications with relative ease of use.

The rapidly changing mobile device landscape presents one of the greatest challenges for the mobile developer. In the past, developers have had to address these differences individually. This has added enormous overhead to the development of mobile applications in terms of scope, resources, and budget- both upfront in development and implementation, and later, in maintenance and upgrade cycles. The UCLA Mobile web Framework allows developers (including Universities) to avoid detailed device-by-device planning, implementation, upgrades and maintenance and all their associated costs, and instead makes real the promise of "develop once, use everywhere" by providing a simple abstraction layer whereby the framework itself makes device-by-device determinations freeing the developer to develop.

The documentation included here covers principals of the framework, tutorials and the API for implementing it in mobile applications, and systems documentation for installing and managing the framework itself.

Table of Contents


Links and resources related to the project as a whole


WebBlocks is the development name for the next generation framework from the MWF community, a responsive web toolkit. For more information, see this page.

Documentation (MWF 1.3)

Documentation for MWF 1.3 is hosted here:

This is also found within the /doc folder of all MWF installations.

This documentation should be used instead of the deprecated documentation below.

Documentation [DEPRECATED]

This documentation is deprecated in favor of the documentation here:

However, for those looking for the old reference nonetheless, the following may be useful.

Framework Overview

General information (non-programatic) about the framework

Getting Started

Basic tutorials on getting started with the framework

Framework Scripts

The scripts that provide framework functionality


Entities made available on pages with the CSS and JS handlers

Javascript Core API

The core Javascript API exposed by the JS handler

Javascript Libraries

Libraries that can be included through the JS handler


Server-side PHP libraries coupled directly with the framework

PHP Extensions API

Servier-side libraries that can be included where desired

System Administration

Information on administering the framework as a service provider

Community Recommendations

Other community-related documentation

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