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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


In this chapter, we built a living, breathing mobile application with jQuery Mobile. Stop and give yourself a pat on the back. We walked through the process of listing the requirements for our app, building the wireframes, and writing the HTML. You learned about HTML5's localStorage using the templates for text replacement, and some of the cooler features of jQuery Mobile, including dynamically adding and refreshing elements on the page.

In the next chapter, you'll learn how to set global configuration options for jQuery Mobile and how to use other utility APIs within jQuery Mobile to streamline your code and take advantage of the great work the jQuery Mobile team has already done on your behalf.