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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 6. Diving Deeper into jQuery Mobile

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If this be magic, let it be an art Lawful as eating.

—William Shakespeare

Diving Deeper into jQuery Mobile

The jQuery Mobile framework weaves its magic through a combination of JavaScript and CSS. When a page initially loads, the JavaScript analyzes the custom data attributes in each HTML element and uses them to assign CSS classes, bind event handlers, and insert page elements. Tapping a link or button triggers an event, showing or hiding content, or loading a new page block. Each time this happens, jQuery Mobile dynamically updates the CSS classes applied to each element.

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