jQuery Mobile Cookbook

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  • Create single-page and multi-page applications that use custom CSS and JavaScript transitions; improve performance using Prefetch, DOM-Cache, and Application Cache
  • Use fixed and full screen toolbars, navbars, and buttons; customize them with your own icons, icon sprites, and styles
  • Use XML and JSON data in your application; format page content using layout grids, collapsibles, and nested accordions
  • Build accessible forms; use form controls like flip switches, sliders, and select menus; validate and submit forms using Ajax
  • Use various types of lists such as Inset, Numbered, Nested, Read-only, and Split Button lists; manipulate lists using JavaScript
  • Use JavaScript to dynamically create and initialize controls, load and change pages, handle events; tweak and customize the framework configurations
  • Explore HTML5 semantics and features such as Local Storage, Session Storage, History, 2D Canvas, 3D, Geolocation, Web Workers, Audio, and Video
  • Use custom fonts and backgrounds, upgrade themes, override existing themes; generate and share new themes using the Theme Roller tool

jQuery Mobile is an award winning, HTML5/CSS3 based open source cross-platform UI framework. It offers a very cool and highly customizable UX. It is built on the popular jQuery library and uses declarative coding making it  easy to use and learn. It is the market leader today considering the numerous browsers and platforms that it supports.

"jQuery Mobile Cookbook" presents over a hundred recipes written in a simple and easy manner. You can quickly learn and start writing code immediately. Advanced topics such as using scripts to manipulate, customize, and extend the framework are also covered. These tips address your common everyday problems. The book is very handy for both beginner and experienced jQuery Mobile developers.

You start by developing simple apps using various controls and learn to customize them. Later you explore using advanced aspects like configurations, events, and methods.
Develop single and multi-page applications. Use caching to boost performance. Use custom transitions, icon sprites, styles, and themes. Learn advanced features like configurations, events, and methods. Explore future trends by using HTML5 new features and semantics with jQuery Mobile.

"jQuery Mobile Cookbook" is an easy read and is packed with practical tips and screenshots.

  • Create applications that use custom animations and use various techniques to improve application performance
  • Use and customize the various controls such as toolbars, buttons, and lists with custom icons, icon sprites, styles, and themes
  • Write simple but powerful scripts to manipulate the various configurations and work with the events, methods, and utilities which are provided by the framework
Page Count 320
Course Length 9 hours 36 minutes
ISBN 9781849517225
Date Of Publication 14 Nov 2012


Chetan K Jain

Chetan K Jain loves to code, and has been writing code for over 16 years now. He is a Senior Architect, and has worked on mobile technologies for over 4 years for Nokia. Since then, he has moved on to work as a freelance consultant. Chetan has significant experience in writing cross-platform mobile apps using jQuery Mobile, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Nodejs, and has also worked extensively on Qt. Prior to mobile technologies, he has worked with Java technology and was also certified as an MCSD and MCSE in his early days. Chetan is an active contributor to open source development, and tries to help jQuery Mobile development whenever he can. He regularly participates in developer forums, and was earlier a top-ranked member and a "mad scientist" in the Nokia Qt Developer Forum. Chetan was born in Bangalore and lives there with his wife Shwetha and son Tanmay. The only time he ventured to live away from Bangalore was when he worked for over 4 years in the USA. His adventure didn't end there. He did a solo US cross country drive in his two door coupe from the east coast to the west and back, driving alone for over 8000 plus miles in 16 days to experience and live life as he calls it. His travelogue can be found at http://adventure.chetankjain.net. Chetan has contributed and published over 15 books to Gutenberg as a volunteer. He has also published four books on Jaina Literature and History written by his mother Saraswathamma. He is a voracious reader, and his other interests include music, movies, and travelling. Photography is his favorite hobby, and his clicks can be found at http://www.facebook.com/chetankjainphotos/photos_stream. Chetan can be reached at chetankjain@gmail.com. He also blogs at http://dev.chetankjain.net.