jQuery Mobile: Up and Running

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Would you like to build one mobile web application that works on iPad and Kindle Fire as well as iPhone and Android smartphones? This introductory guide to jQuery Mobile shows you how. Through a series of hands-on exercises, you’ll learn the best ways to use this framework’s many interface components to build customizable, multiplatform apps. You don’t need any programming skills or previous experience with jQuery to get started.

By the time you finish this book, you’ll know how...

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Overview

Would you like to build one mobile web application that works on iPad and Kindle Fire as well as iPhone and Android smartphones? This introductory guide to jQuery Mobile shows you how. Through a series of hands-on exercises, you’ll learn the best ways to use this framework’s many interface components to build customizable, multiplatform apps. You don’t need any programming skills or previous experience with jQuery to get started.

By the time you finish this book, you’ll know how to create responsive, Ajax-based interfaces that work on a variety of smartphones and tablets, using jQuery Mobile and semantic HTML5 code.

  • Understand how jQuery Mobile works with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript
  • Work with UI components to format content and create forms, lists, navbars, and buttons
  • Create dynamic content with JavaScript, Ajax, and the jQuery core framework
  • Customize your entire user interface with themes and CSS3
  • Enable users to install your app from the browser and work with it offline
  • Distribute through app stores by packaging your creation as a native app
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449397654
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 643,556
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Maximiliano Firtman, @firt, is a developer focused on mobile and HTML5 development. He is a trainer in mobile technologies and founder of ITMaster Professional Training. He is the author of many books, including Programming the Mobile Web (O'Reilly). He has spoken at international conferences such as OSCON, Velocity, Breaking Development, GOTO Europe, Campus Party, QCon, and Adobe en Vivo.

He has been an Adobe Community Professional since 2011 and a Nokia Developer Champion since 2006, and he has developed many mobile-related projects, such as MobileHTML5.org, MobileTinyURL.com, and iWebInspector.com. He maintains a mobile web development blog at MobileXweb.com.

He is an expert in native and HTML5 web development, including iOS, Android, PhoneGap, and jQuery technologies.

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Table of Contents

Preface;
Conventions Used in This Book;
Using Code Examples;
Safari® Books Online;
How to Contact Us;
Chapter 1: The Mobile Platform;
1.1 Why Do We Need jQuery Mobile?;
1.2 What Is jQuery Mobile?;
1.3 The Mobile and Tablet World;
1.4 HTML5 and CSS3;
1.5 Main Features;
1.6 Testing Webapps;
Chapter 2: Starting with the Framework;
2.1 Preparing the Document;
2.2 Adobe Dreamweaver Support;
2.3 Architecture;
2.4 Navigation;
2.5 Dialogs;
2.6 Integrating with the Phone;
Chapter 3: UI Components;
3.1 Toolbars;
3.2 Formatting Content;
3.3 Columns;
3.4 Buttons;
Chapter 4: Lists;
4.1 Full-Page Lists Versus Inset Lists;
4.2 Visual Separators;
4.3 Interactive Rows;
4.4 Using Images;
4.5 Aside Content;
4.6 Title and Description;
4.7 Using Count Bubbles;
4.8 Filtering Data with Search;
4.9 List Views Cheat Sheet;
Chapter 5: Form Components;
5.1 Form Action;
5.2 Form Elements;
Chapter 6: The Framework and JavaScript;
6.1 Document Events;
6.2 Configuration;
6.3 Utilities;
6.4 Custom Transitions;
6.5 Dynamic Content;
6.6 Creating Grids;
6.7 Changing Page Contents;
6.8 Event Handling;
Chapter 7: Creating Themes;
7.1 ThemeRoller;
7.2 Fireworks Theme Editor;
7.3 Editing Themes;
7.4 Custom Transitions;
Chapter 8: Installation and Offline Access;
8.1 Package Definition;
8.2 Icon Installation;
8.3 Full Screen;
8.4 Mixing It All Together;
8.5 Storing Offline Data;
Chapter 9: A Complete Webapp;
9.1 Webapp Structure;
Chapter 10: Extending the Framework;
10.1 Creating a Plug-in;
10.2 Notable Plug-ins;
10.3 Plug-ins for Tablets;
10.4 Compatible Plug-ins;
Chapter 11: Packaging for Stores;
11.1 Store Distribution;
11.2 Custom Distribution;
11.3 Preparing the Package;
11.4 Packaging with PhoneGap;
Colophon;

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