Developing Rich Web Applications For Mobile Platforms (against Platform Specific Standalone Apps)?

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I am new to mobile app development and I dont want restrict myself to one platform. Some days ago I read an article that stressed on the fact that soon web apps running on mobile browsers may replace dedicated apps (at least for non-game apps). I want to develop a social networking web app that any phone can run via the browser. These are the things I would like expert comments on:

Resources/Guidelines for developing great UIs for rich mobile web apps (HTML5?, existing APIs/Frameworks I should know)The best ways to increase performance(a reusable native simple browser app per platform that caches, provides a uniform interface to the web apps,access to sensors, APIs, features like drag drop etc for that there already one?) How do I test the apps for various major platforms and across various devices (small/large screens, touch phones etc)Best ways to manage multiple device compatibility.. (how to best handle non-uniformity of functionality on various devices/browsers on the server side using ASP.NET)

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