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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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In this chapter, we discussed how to add headers, footers, and navbars to your jQuery Mobile pages. We showed how the proper div tags will create nicely formatted headers and footers on your page, and how to make these headers and footers persist over a long page. Furthermore, we demonstrated fullscreen mode for headers and footers. These are headers and footers that appear and disappear with clicks—perfect for images and other items you want to show in a fullscreen type view on your mobile device. Finally, we saw how to combine persistent footers and navbars to create a footer that doesn't go away when the page changes.

In the next chapter, we'll dive deep into lists. Lists are one of the primary ways folks add navigation and menus to their mobile websites. jQuery Mobile provides a plethora of options for creating and styling lists.