Mastering jQuery Mobile

Mastering jQuery Mobile

Publishing Date July 2015
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Design and develop cutting-edge mobile web applications using jQuery Mobile to work across a number of platforms

About This Book

  • Create spectacular mobile applications using jQuery Mobile to its fullest potential
  • Build a complete and customizable professional, standard theme using advanced effects such as ChangePage, PageInit, and Swipe
  • Take your web app to the next level by turning your native application with Apache Cordova

Who This Book Is For

You've started down the path of jQuery Mobile, now begin mastering some of jQuery Mobile's higher level topics. Go beyond jQuery Mobile's documentation and master one of the hottest mobile technologies out there. Previous JavaScript and PHP experience can help you get the most out of this book.

What You Will Learn

  • Create a theme for your jQuery Mobile application by using the ThemeRoller tool
  • Test your application on a variety of resolutions through Screenfly
  • Master pages, panels, popups, toolbars, and navbars in jQuery Mobile
  • Understand how mobile web design best practices can enhance your mobile web application
  • Allow your users to navigate pages with a swipe gesture and add transitions and effects to the page changes
  • Discover how to create jQuery Mobile widgets that will extend the framework to suit your needs
  • See how Apache Cordova can turn your web application into a native Android or iOS app
  • Use jQuery Mobile with other popular JavaScript frameworks and technologies such as Backbone.js and Node.js

In Detail

jQuery Mobile is a touch-optimized JavaScript framework. Using this framework, we can create mobile web applications using standard web technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript which will function and behave consistently across multiple devices of different form factors.

The book starts with you setting up the development environment that will enable you to complete the project that accompanies the book. Furthermore, you will get a brief overview of developing for mobile devices and a brief look at RESS. You will then start putting together a touch-based navigation system as you link pages together and explore the various widgets and controls used to build the project. Finally, some mobile best practices that will benefit you will be looked at as you go deeper into jQuery Mobile development. By the end of the book, you will be well equipped with an extensive knowledge of jQuery Mobile, not only to build applications, but to effectively customize and maintain them.