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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

Working with list features

jQuery Mobile provides multiple different styles of lists as well as different features that can be applied to them. For the next part of this chapter, we'll cover some (but not all!) of these available options. These aren't in any particular order and are presented as a gallery of options available to you. You probably will not (and should not!) try to use all of these within one application, but it's good to keep in mind the various types of list styles available via jQuery Mobile.

Creating inset lists

One of the simplest and slickest changes you can make to your lists is to turn them into inset lists. These are lists that do not take up the full width of the device. Taking the initial list we modified with data-role="content", we can simply add another attribute, data-inset="true", to the following code block (found in test4.html):

<ul data-role="listview" data-inset="true">
  <li>Raymond Camden</li>
  <li>Scott Stroz</li>