jQuery Mobile Web Development Essentials, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Build -optimized websites using the simple, practical, and powerful -based framework


  • Create websites that work beautifully on a wide range of mobile devices
  • Develop your own jQuery mobile with the help of three sample applications
  • Packed with easy-to-follow examples and clear explanations of how to easily build mobile-optimized websites

In Detail

jQuery Mobile is a unified, -based user interface system for all popular mobile device platforms. It is the most practical HTML/JavaScript framework available today. In this tutorial, you will learn how to use jQuery Mobile with your HTML pages, and create mobile friendly websites in no time.

jQuery Mobile Web Development Essentials - Second Edition will explain how to add the framework to your HTML pages to create rich, mobile optimized web pages with minimal effort. By using simple data attributes, you can quickly create mobile pages and other widgets. You'll see how each widget works, with the help of detailed examples and screenshots.

jQuery Mobile Web Development Essentials - Second Edition is packed with examples that will help you become a pro at mobile web development. We will begin with simple HTML, and quickly enhance it using jQuery Mobile for incredible mobile optimized sites.

We start off by learning the building blocks of jQuery Mobile’s component driven design. We then dig into forms, events, and styling. You'll see how jQuery Mobile automatically enhances content, and learn how to use the JavaScript API for building complex sites. Along the way, we will leverage all these concepts, and build three sample mobile applications.

What you will learn from this book

  • Use simple HTML to create mobile optimized sites
  • Structure your sites for browsing on mobile devices
  • Include forms for interactive sites
  • Convert desktop sites into mobile versions
  • Use HTML5’s local storage feature in jQuery Mobile
  • Theme your jQuery Mobile site with the online theme builder
  • Create native applications


Packed with practical examples, , and screenshots, this book will show you how to create mobile optimized sites using the easiest, most practical HTML/JavaScript framework available today.

Who this book is written for

If you are a web developer looking to create mobile optimized websites then this book is for you. Basic knowledge of HTML is required. Some familiarity with JavaScript will help, but is not required.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Preparing Your First jQuery Mobile Project
Chapter 2: Working with jQuery Mobile Pages
Chapter 3: Enhancing Pages with Headers, Footers, and Toolbars
Chapter 4: Working with Lists
Chapter 5: Getting Practical: Building a Simple Hotel Mobile Site
Chapter 6: Working with Forms and jQuery Mobile
Chapter 7: Creating Modal Dialogs and Widgets
Chapter 8: Moving Further with the Notekeeper
Chapter 9: jQuery Mobile Configuration, Utilities, and JavaScript Methods
Chapter 10: Working with Events
Chapter 11: Enhancing jQuery Mobile
Chapter 12: Creating Native Applications
Chapter 13: Becoming an Expert – Building an RSS Reader Application

Book Details

  • Title: jQuery Mobile Web Development Essentials, 2nd Edition
  • Author: ,
  • Length: 242 pages
  • Edition: 2
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2013-09-25
  • ISBN-10: 1782167897
  • ISBN-13: 9781782167891
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