Learn to use the touch-optimized, cross-device, cross-platform jQM web framework for smartphones and tablets
Raymond Camden Andy Matthews
BIRMINGHAM - MUMBAI
jQuery Mobile Web Development Essentials
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First published: May 2012
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Authors Raymond Camden Andy Matthews Reviewers Md Mahmud Ahsan Shameemah Kurzawa M. Ali Qureshi Joe Wu Acquisition Editor Usha Iyer Lead Technical Editor Dayan Hyames Technical Editor Sonali Tharwani Project Coordinator Sai Gamare Proofreader Linda Morris Indexer Monica Ajmera Mehta Production Coordinators Nilesh R. Mohite Prachali Bhiwandkar Cover Work Nilesh R. Mohite
About the Authors
standards and mobile development. He is a contributing author to numerous technical books including the best selling ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit, published by Adobe Press. He has spoken at conferences around the world and maintains many popular ColdFusion community websites. He is the manager of www.RIAForge.org, www.CFLib.org, and writes at his blog www.raymondcamden.com. Raymond is happily married and a proud father to three kids and is somewhat of a Star Wars nut. I'd like to thank everyone on the jQuery and jQuery Mobile teams for making tools that have changed my life. Without your hard work and dedication, the web would be less awesome. Thank you Andy, for coming on board and helping to make this book better.
Raymond Camden is a Developer Evangelist for Adobe focusing on web
Andy Matthews has been working as a web and application developer for 13 years, with an experience in a wide range of industries, and has a skill set which includes graphic design, programming, business strategy and planning, and marketing. Throughout his career he has been privileged to work on projects which interfaced with industry giants such as Craigslist, written code that allowed Enterprise level sales teams to quickly and efficiently build presentations for their clients. He stays up-to-date with current trends in the marketplace by helping previous employers transition to newer, more effective, coding habits and standards. He is a frequent speaker at conferences around the country. He has also developed software for the open source community, and he currently works for a social networking startup Goba.mobi in Nashville, TN. I'd like to thank my wife Jaime, and my children Noelle, Evan, and Mason for their patience and grace in letting me pursue my passion. Most of all, thank you God for giving me the desire to learn, the ability to pick things up quickly, and the perseverance to apply the knowledge I've gained throughout the years.
About the Reviewers
Md Mahmud Ahsan has been developing and leading some medium to large web applications for the past six years. He has worked with a number of PHP...