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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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What jQuery Mobile does with forms

Before we get into the code, there are two very important things you should know about what jQuery Mobile will do with your HTML forms. They are as follows:

  • All the forms will submit their data via Ajax. This means that the data will be sent directly to the action of your form and the result will be brought back to the user and placed within the page that held the form. This prevents a full page reload.

  • All the form fields are automatically enhanced, each in its own way. As we go on in the chapter, you will see examples of this. But basically, jQuery Mobile modifies your form fields to work better on a mobile device. A great example of this is buttons. jQuery Mobile automatically widens and heightens buttons to make them easier to click in the small form factor of a phone. If for some reason, you don't like this, jQuery Mobile provides a way to disable this, either on a global or per-user basis.

  • The final point to remember is that because jQuery Mobile loads...