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jQuery Mobile Web Development Essentials - Third Edition

By : Raymond Camden, Andy Matthews
Book Image

jQuery Mobile Web Development Essentials - Third Edition

By: Raymond Camden, Andy Matthews

Overview of this book

jQuery Mobile is a HTML5-based touch-optimized web framework. jQuery Mobile can be used to build responsive cross-platform websites and apps for a wide range of smartphones, tablets, and desktop devices. The jQuery Mobile framework can be integrated with other mobile app frameworks such as PhoneGap, IBM Worklight, and more. Introduction to jQuery Mobile explains how to add the framework to your HTML pages to create rich, mobile-optimized web pages with minimal effort. You’ll learn how to use jQuery Mobile’s automatic enhancements and configure the framework for customized, powerful mobile-friendly websites. We then dig into forms, events, and styling. You'll see how jQuery Mobile automatically enhances content, and will find out how to use the JavaScript API to build complex sites. We’ll introduce you to how jQuery Mobile can be themed as well looking into how JavaScript can be used for deep sets of customizations. The examples are ready to run and can be used to help kick-start your own site. Along the way, you will leverage all the concepts you learn to build three sample mobile applications.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
jQuery Mobile Web Development Essentials Third Edition
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Handling page events

Now that we've discussed physical type events, it's time to turn our attention to page container events. Remember that jQuery Mobile has its own concept of a page container that represents the space where pages are loaded and are working with the current page. In order to give developers even more control over how pages work within jQuery Mobile, numerous page events are supported. Not all will necessarily be useful in your day-to-day development. In general, page events can be split into the following categories:

  • Load: These are events related to the loading of a page. They are pagecontainerbeforeload, pagecontainerload, and pagecontainerloadfailed. The pagecontainerbeforeload event is fired prior to a page being requested. Your code can either approve or deny this request based on whichever logic may make sense. If a page is loaded, then pagecontainerload is fired. Conversely, pagecontainerloadfailed will be fired on any load that does not complete.

  • Change: These events...