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An Intro to jQuery Mobile

Synopsis: jQuery mobile is a friendly framework built by the good people of jQuery to help you make mobile apps.

jQuery Mobile is cross platform, modern, easy to learn, offers a drag and drop theme builder, and is speed-boosted by customized downloads of just the elements you need. You can even pair it with PhoneGap to go from mobile web-app to full-fledged mobile-app for download in the app store.

From "A unified, HTML5-based user interface system for all popular mobile device platforms, built on the rock-solid jQuery and jQuery UI foundation. It's lightweight code is built with progressive enhancement, and has a flexible, easily theme-able design."

Skill Level: Beginner


• Basic understanding of HTML/CSS. You can copy/paste your way through, but I recommend writing your own HTML if you can.

• Basic understanding of HTML5. You're allowed to add custom attributes to tags like 'data-something'

• Basic understanding of AJAX. The browser asks the server for some information after the page is already loaded and handles that new information without refreshing the page- Sense of adventure


• Laptop. If you would like to follow along.


• Text editor

• Modern browser

Speaker: Scott Williams is a software developer at and Co-Founder of Dev Workshop Indy. He spends most of his time doing web work, but has years of experience in graphic design, photography. He also enjoys DIY electronics, camping, and kayaking.

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  • Todd S.

    Scott did a great job explaining jQuery Mobile.

    2 · September 12, 2013

    • Matt W.

      Yes, it was a very informative and succinct explanation of jQuery Mobile. Thanks Scott. For future meet ups I would be very interested in hearing about people's workflows.

      September 15, 2013

    • Devi

      Thanks for taking the time to share with us Scotty! I would also be interested in other's workflows (both design & dev) plus resources used.

      September 15, 2013

  • Carrie

    I will not be able to make it also. Have to do some research for the dean.

    September 11, 2013

  • Greg W.

    If any of you attending tonight are decent with Objective C and can help me out with some syntax for localization of an IOS app, I would really appreciate the help. Track me down I will have a printout of where I am stuck.

    September 11, 2013

    • Taha K.

      I would have love to look into it if only I had some experience with localization! You might find some help here­

      September 11, 2013

  • Josh

    Not feeling good this afternoon, so I'm gonna call off for tonight.

    September 11, 2013

  • Alessandra F.

    Sorry guys I can't make it tomorrow. I'm hoping next one will fit with my schedule.

    September 10, 2013

  • Alessandra F.

    Wouldn't miss it for the world!

    September 4, 2013

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