Understanding jQuery Mobile


jQuery Mobile is a touch-optimized web framework (additionally known as a JavaScript library or a mobile framework) currently being developed by the jQuery project team. The development focuses on creating a framework compatible with a wide variety of smartphones and tablet computers, made necessary by the growing but heterogeneous tablet and smartphone market. The JQuery Mobile framework is compatible with other mobile app frameworks and platforms such as PhoneGap, Worklight and more. (Source: from the jQuery Mobile website)


* Compatible with all major mobile platforms as well as all major desktop browsers, including iOS, Android, Blackberry, WebOS, Symbian, Windows Phone 7, and more.
* Built on top of jQuery core so it has a minimal learning curve for people already familiar with jQuery syntax.
* Theming framework that allows creation of custom themes.
* Limited dependencies and lightweight to optimize speed.
* The same underlying codebase will automatically scale to any screen
* HTML5-driven configuration for laying out pages with minimal scripting
* Ajax-powered navigation with animated page transitions that provides ability to clean URLs through pushState.
* UI widgets that are touch-optimized and platform-agnostic

Learning Objectives

* What is jQuery Mobile
* Who developed jQuery Mobile and why
* Who benefits from jQuery Mobile
* Learn the basics of how to create a simple Hello World Mobile Application using Phone Gap jQuery Mobile
* Learn the basics of how to create a Mobile Website with jQuery Mobile
* Learn how Adobe Dreamweaver has incorporated jQuery Mobile


Review the following Resources with the questions above in mind.

What is jQuery Mobile, who developed and why

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