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    Hello

    Can someone explain the differences between the two ? I see some differences, but they look so simular. One big difference though is the license! So why wouldn't I write a normal website with Sencha Touch ?

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    Ext JS 4 is targeted for computers, Sencha Touch for mobile devices.
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    that I understand. But I see so many Ext JS components in Sencha Touch, that I can imagine I could easily write a normal Website with sencha touch

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    Scrolling in ST is not normal, you cannot use your mouse. You can click and drag like you would with your finger but that is very counter-intuitive for users.
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    ok, so its not the looks, but the behavior of the components which is different !

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    Yes... the widgets are the biggest part of the difference. Things in ST are geared towards using your finger where Ext JS you can count on more resources and a mouse that can click more accurately.
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    ok, thanks a lot!

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    Be aware that for a "normal website" both frameworks are quite a bit of overhead. They were designed for interactive applications, not just read-only websites.

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