Sams Teach Yourself jQuery Mobile in 24 Hours

Quickly start using jQuery Mobile with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

jQuery Mobile makes it easy for developers to add “native” mobile functionality to their sites and applications, delivering seamless experiences to customers using diverse mobile devices, all from a single code base. In this book, leading mobile expert Phil Dutson helps readers master the latest version of jQuery Mobile, even if they have no previous experience. In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, Dutson guides readers through every step of creating and customizing a mobile website with jQuery Mobile. Each short, easy lesson builds on all that’s come before, teaching jQuery Mobile’s newest features in the context of real solution development. Readers learn how to: -Create user interfaces with toolbars, buttons, forms, lists, events, and themes -Build responsive layouts and develop new themes -Detect diverse devices -Encode and embed mobile video -Use mobile device simulators -Build apps with PhoneGap and jQuery Mobile -Incorporate QR and Microsoft Tag Codes -And much more Step-by-step instructions walk developers through common questions, issues, and tasks… Quizzes and Exercises build and test knowledge… “Did You Know?” tips offer insider advice and shortcuts… and “Watch Out!” alerts help readers avoid problems. By the time they’re finished, readers will be comfortable going beyond the book to “mobilize” virtually any site.

From the Back Cover
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself jQuery Mobile in 24 Hours will help you create mobile sites that adapt, respond, and display content on any leading device, delivering seamless experiences to all of your visitors from a single code base. With this title’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll learn how to put jQuery Mobile to work with scannable codes, videos, CMS integration, and more. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned prior, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!

Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common jQuery Mobile development tasks.
Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.
Notes present valuable additional information related to the discussion.
Tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.
Cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.

Learn how to…

  • Quickly start using jQuery Mobile with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Create responsive layouts that automatically optimize for any smartphone or tablet
  • Detect devices and route them to specific areas of your site
  • Style jQuery Mobile user interfaces that control everything users see, touch, or do
  • Use events to create custom functionality for gestures
  • Choose and use the best video embedding/encoding techniques for each solution
  • Go beyond jQuery Mobile defaults with plugins and themes
  • Add jQuery Mobile to WordPress themes
  • Use scannable QRs and Tag Codes to track customers and point them to custom content
  • Work with device emulators and overcome their weaknesses
  • Use PhoneGap to bridge the gap between native and web applications
  • “Minify” your site to make it load and run faster
  • Master powerful new tips and tricks for better jQuery Mobile development

Table of Contents
Part I: Beginning jQuery Mobile
Hour 1. Getting to Know jQuery Mobile
Hour 2. Working with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
Hour 3. Using the jQuery Framework
Hour 4. Introduction to the jQuery Mobile Framework
Hour 5. Building Your First Mobile Site

Part II: Creating the User Interface
Hour 6. Knowing the Capabilities of Mobile Devices
Hour 7. Learning About Page Layout
Hour 8. Tuning the Toolbars
Hour 9. Designing Buttons
Hour 10. Formulating Your Forms
Hour 11. Learning About Lists
Hour 12. Handling Events
Hour 13. Changing the Default Theme

Part III: Customizing Your Content
Hour 14. Sprucing Up Your Design
Hour 15. Responsive Site Layout
Hour 16. Rolling Your Own Theme with ThemeRoller
Hour 17. Detecting Mobile Devices

Part IV: Extending the Mobile Experience
Hour 18. Embedding Video Playback for Mobile
Hour 19. Encoding Your Own Video for Mobile
Hour 20. Creating QR and Tag Codes
Hour 21. Learning to Minify Everything
Hour 22. Using Mobile Device Emulators
Hour 23. Building an App with PhoneGap and jQuery Mobile
Hour 24. Including jQuery Mobile with WordPress

Book Details

  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing (July 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0672335948
  • ISBN-13: 978-0672335945
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