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JQuery Mobile: Building Cross-Platform Mobile Applications
Author: Jon Reid

Publisher: Shroff/o'reilly
ISBN: 9789350234570
Pages: 152
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"Native apps have distinct advantages, but the future belongs to mobile web apps that function on a broad range of smartphones and tablets. Get started with jQuery Mobile, the touch-optimized framework for creating apps that look and behave consistently across many devices. This concise book provides HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript code examples, screen shots, and step-by-step guidance to help you build a complete working app with jQuery Mobile.

If you're already familiar with the jQuery JavaScript library, you can use your existing skills to build cross-platform mobile web apps right now. This book shows you how.

Get a high-level overview of jQuery Mobile: how it works and how to use it
Learn about paging and navigation, including dialogs, Ajax content, and history
Employ jQuery Mobile s extensive event system to create rich interactions
Work with toolbars, buttons, lists, forms, and other UI elements
Create a variety of visual designs with jQuery Mobile s sophisticated theming system
Use the jQuery Mobile API for finer control over elements and interactions
Put everything together and build a mobile app from start to finish

About the Author
Jon Reid is a senior developer at EffectiveUI. He has been developing in HTML and JavaScript since 1996 and is committed to building rich and accessible web experiences. He is passionate about user-centered creative processes and believes that involving the user is an essential part of creating awesome software. Jon has a variety of experience with HTML-based RIAs and has been the lead on projects ranging from genetic analysis software to Microsoft's ""I'm a PC"" campaign.

Jon is an alumni of the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he graduated with a degree in Physics and Mathematics. He lives in Denver with his partner of 13 years.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Meet jQuery Mobile

Overview of the jQuery Mobile Library
How jQuery Mobile Works
Create Your First jQuery Mobile Application

Chapter 2 Application Structure and Navigation

Navigation and History
Chapter 3 Page Elements

Under The Hood: jQuery Plug-ins and Widgets

List Views
Form Elements
Layout Grids

Chapter 4 Theming jQuery Mobile

Themes and Swatches
Chapter 5 jQuery Mobile API
jQuery Mobile Methods
Responsive Layout API
Configuring jQuery Mobile

Chapter 6 jQuery Mobile in Action

Application Pages
Initializing the Application
jqmTweet Take One
Improving the Interface
Overall Approach