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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

Adding headers

You've already worked with headers in the previous chapter, so the code will be familiar. In this chapter, we will study them deeper and demonstrate how to add additional functionality, such as buttons, to your website headers.

If you remember, a header block can be defined by simply using a div tag with the appropriate role:

<div data-role="header"><h1>My Header</h1></div>

We can further add functionality to headers by adding buttons. Buttons could be used for navigation (for example, to return to the home screen) or to provide links to related pages. Because the center of the header is used for text, there are only two spaces available for buttons—one to the left and one to the right. Buttons can be added simply by creating links in your header. The first link will be to the left of the text and the second link to the right. The following file is an example:

Listing 3-1: header_test.html
<div data-role="header">
  <a href="index.html">Home...