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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
About the Authors
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What's possible for designs?

The first reaction many developers have when they first use jQuery Mobile is awe at how easy it is to implement a rich, compelling mobile website for their users. The ease with which it converts plain HTML to beautiful, usable buttons, listviews, and form elements is a dream. The jQuery Mobile team shipped well-designed and attractive themes and commonly used icons along with the rest of the package. They even built a tool that allows developers to build out their own themes—ThemeRoller (

After working with jQuery Mobile for a time, some developers might ask, "What else can I do with this?", just like the muscle cars from the 60's and 70's. It wasn't enough that they were already awesome; the tweakers and the gearheads wanted to do more. If you identify with that mentality, then this chapter is for you.

The wonderful thing about jQuery Mobile is that it's just HTML. For this reason, we can do great things with very little effort...