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jQuery Mobile Web Development Essentials Second Edition by Andy Matthews, Raymond Camden

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Preface

Welcome to jQuery Mobile Web Development Essentials, Second Edition. Both myself and Andy Matthews have tried our best to create a book that introduces and prepares you for building mobile-friendly websites with jQuery Mobile.

What is jQuery Mobile?

On August 11, 2010, John Resig (creator of jQuery) announced the jQuery Mobile project. While focused on the UI framework, it was also a recognition of jQuery itself as a tool for mobile sites, and that work would be done to the core framework itself to make it work better on devices. Release after release, the jQuery Mobile project evolved into a powerful framework encompassing more platforms, more features, and better performance with every update.

But what do we mean when we refer to a "UI ...

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