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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
About the Reviewer


This chapter further fleshed out the concept of jQuery Mobile pages and how to work with multiple pages. Specifically, we saw how one physical file can contain many different pages. jQuery Mobile will handle hiding all but the first page. We also saw how you can link to other pages and how jQuery Mobile uses AJAX to dynamically load the content into the browser. Next, we discussed how jQuery Mobile handles updating the URL of the browser in order to enable bookmarking. Finally, we discussed two utilities that will help to improve your page. The first way was to provide a title for embedded pages. The second technique demonstrated how to prefetch content to further improve the experience of the users visiting your website.

In the next chapter, we'll take a look at headers, footers, and navbars. These will greatly enhance our pages and make them easier to navigate.