Introduction to jQuery Mobile

October 12, 2012

A few months ago I began using jQuery Mobile for a couple of Web projects. If you’re not familiar with it, jQuery Mobile uses CSS and JavaScript to¬†make an HTML5-based site look and act much like an iOS app. No native programming required; nothing for the user to download and install. It’s a pretty amazing little package, which is not unexpected given how great jQuery is. If you’re curious to learn jQuery Mobile, check out this excellent tutorial¬†written by C. Enrique Ortiz and posted at IBM’s developerWorks.

The only thing I’ll add, which is not mentioned in the article, is that jQuery Mobile is a logical choice in situations where you’re making a mobile version of your Web site that’s separate from the main version (and, presumably, redirecting mobile clients to it). Whether or not that’s a good policy is of much debate these days.