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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
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Responsive tables

Tables present a particular difficulty for mobile browsers. Generally, tables consist of a large amount of data. This could take up the entire screen of a desktop browser. On a mobile browser, this can be even more condensed. In the folder of this chapter's source code, take a look at test_table.html. We won't print the code here, but it is a rather simple four-column, four-row table. On a mobile device, this information will barely fit:

jQuery Mobile can make this work better by creating a responsive version of the table. There are a few small changes you must make to your tables to enable this feature. First, ensure your table makes use of the thead and tbody blocks. The previous example, test_table.html, did this already. The code in Listing 7-7 demonstrates what else we have to do to make the table responsive:

Listing 7-7: test_resp_table.html
<table data-role="table" id="table1" data-mode="reflow">