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Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5 Studio Techniques: Designing and Developing for Mobile with jQuery, HTML5, and CSS3 by David Powers

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Chapter 5. Introducing jQuery Mobile

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Round round get around I get around, yeah

—The Beach Boys

Introducing jQuery Mobile

Websites are traditionally made up of individual pages, each stored in a separate HTML file. Even if the site is generated by a content management system, such as WordPress or Drupal, loading a new page usually involves a round trip to the web server. The need to fetch the HTML for each new page is a bottleneck for mobile devices, particularly on a slow or unreliable connection. To overcome this problem, jQuery Mobile stores the HTML markup for multiple pages in a single file and uses JavaScript to manipulate the file’s document ...

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