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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

Creating lists

As you've (hopefully!) come to learn, jQuery Mobile takes an approach of enhancement when it comes to UI. You take ordinary, simple HTML and add a bit of markup (sometimes!), and jQuery Mobile will do the heavy lifting of enhancing the UI. The same process applies to lists. We've all worked with simple lists in HTML before; the following code snippet is an example:

  <li>Raymond Camden</li>
  <li>Scott Stroz</li>
  <li>Todd Sharp</li>
  <li>Dave Ferguson</li>

We all know how they are displayed (a bulleted list in the case of the previous code snippet). Let's take that list and drop it in a simple jQuery Mobile-optimized page. The code in Listing 4-1 takes a typical page and drops in our list:

Listing 4-1: test1.html
    <div data-role="page">
      <div data-role="header">
        <h1>My Header</h1>
      <div role="main" class="ui-content">