I am confident that one fine day, jQuery Mobile will be a top choice to build top-notch Mobile Web Applications! Though that day has not arrived yet, I am sure it will. I have recently written a post on an Introduction to jQuery Mobile – but this post is an FAQ on jQuery Mobile for Web Developers, especially those working on Mobile Devices.
What is jQuery Mobile?
What are the Advantages of using the UI framework from jQuery Mobile?
jQuery Mobile comes from the same community that builds jQuery Core & UI. So ultimately one should expect to have all the UI Components available with the Web Framework on Mobile.
Why jQuery Mobile when already Sencha Touch and few other frameworks are in place?
- Sencha Touch and other similar frameworks are primarily targeted for Touch Screen and high end Devices. But jQuery Mobile covers a broader spectrum and promises to support a huge range of Smartphones, which makes it suitable for certain Business cases
Any Downsides of jQuery Mobile?
The only downside I can think of right now - is the inability to “progressively” integrate jQuery Mobile with existing Web Pages.
By this it means that if you want your existing Web Page, that doesn’t obey the jQuery Mobile HTML Semantics to use a jQuery Mobile UI Element like a Slider – then it wouldn’t work. I see this as a drawback because all the existing Web Pages must be rewritten to obey the framework Semantics, which is a pain
Can I customize the Web Pages developed using jQuery Mobile?
jQuery Mobile follows the Theming framework which works well with jQuery UI for customization. So, the answer is Yes – customization is possible with Theming
How I do follow the Progress on jQuery Mobile?
These two resources should help you to keep track of the progress on jQuery Mobile:
jQuery Mobile Blog
jQuery Mobile Forum
And also, this Current Blog where I plan to cover jQuery Mobile frequently and as things happen
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