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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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Working with panels

The next widget we will discuss is the panel widget. The panel widget sits on the left- or right-hand side of your page and can be shown or hidden dynamically. Because of the limited real estate on mobile devices, panels are a nice way to hide navigation or other content until the user requests for them.

Creating a panel in jQuery Mobile is simple. First, add a new <div> block with data-role of panel. This must be done inside the div block that defines your page, and should be outside of the content region. The code in Listing 7-10 demonstrates an example of this:

Listing 7-8: test_panel.html
<div data-role="page" id="first">

   <div data-role="panel" id="leftPanel">
         This is the left panel.

               <a data-role="button" data-rel="close">Close</a>


   <div data-role="header">
         <h1>Test Panel</h1>
   <div role="main" class...