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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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Additional customization

Working with multiple pages in jQuery Mobile is pretty simple. You could take what's been discussed in the first two chapters and build a pretty simple, but mobile-compliant, website right now. The following are a few more interesting tricks you may want to consider.

Page titles

You may have noticed that when you clicked on the Products page in the previous example, the title of the browser correctly updated to Products. This is because jQuery Mobile noticed, and parsed in, the title tag from the products.html file. If you click on the learn more link, you will notice that the title is also updated. How did this work? When aboutPage was loaded, jQuery Mobile used the header tag's content (All About Megacorp) for a title. You can override this by providing an additional argument to your div tag defining your page: data-title. The following snippet demonstrates this feature:

<div data-role="page" id="aboutPage" data-title="All About Megacorp">
  <div data-role...