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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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Working with footers

Footers are going to be, for the most part, much like headers. We previously demonstrated the use of data-role to create a footer:

<div data-role="footer"><h4>My Footer</h4></div>

As with headers, you can include buttons in the footer. Unlike headers, the buttons in a footer do not automatically position themselves to the left and right of the text. Rather, they simply line up from the left-hand side. The following is a simple example with two buttons:

<div data-role="footer">
  <a href="credits.html">Credits</a>
  <a href="contact.html">Contact</a>

The following screenshot demonstrates this feature:

This works, but note that the buttons don't have much space around them. You can improve this by adding a class called ui-bar to your footer div tag, as shown in the following code snippet:

<div data-role="footer" class="ui-bar">
  <a href="credits.html">Credits</a>
  <a href="contact.html...