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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.
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jQuery Mobile Web Development Essentials Third Edition
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Laying out content with grids

Grids are one of the few features of jQuery Mobile that do not make use of particular data attributes. Instead, you work with grids simply by specifying CSS classes for your content.

Grids come in four flavors: two-column, three-column, four-column, and five-column (you will probably not want to use the five-column one on a phone device. Save it for a tablet instead).

You begin a grid with a div block that makes use of the class ui-grid-X, where X will be either a, b, c, or d. The ui-grid-a class represents a two-column grid. The ui-grid-b class is a three-column grid. You can probably guess what c and d create.

So, to begin a two-column grid, you would have to wrap your content with the following code:

<div class="ui-grid-a">

Within the div tag, you then need to use div for each cell of the content. The class for grid calls begins with ui-block-X, where X goes from a to d. The ui-block-a class would be used for the first cell, ui-block...