jQuery Mobile 1.0 Alpha 2 Released!

jQuery Mobile is a Touch-Optimized Web Framework for Smartphones & Tablets. A unified user interface system across all popular mobile device platforms, built on the rock-solid jQuery and jQuery UI foundation. Its lightweight code is built with progressive enhancement, and has a flexible, easily themeable design.

jQuery Mobile: Touch-Optimized Web Framework for Smartphones & Tablets

Key features:

  • Built on jQuery core for familiar and consistent jQuery syntax and minimal learning curve
  • Compatible with all major mobile platforms – iOS, Android, Blackberry, Palm WebOS, Nokia/Symbian, Windows Mobile, bada, MeeGo with baseline support for all devices that understand HTML

    cross-platform & cross-device

  • Lightweight size (12k compressed for all mobile functionality) and minimal image dependencies for speed.
  • HTML5 Markup-driven configuration of pages and behavior for fast development and minimal required scripting.
  • Progressive enhancement approach brings core content and functionality to all mobile, tablet and deskstop platforms and a rich, installed application-like experience on newer mobile platforms.
  • Automatic initialization by using HTML5 data-role attributes in the HTML markup to act as the trigger to automatically initialize all jQuery Mobile widgets found on a page.
  • Accessibility features such as WAI-ARIA are also included to ensure that the pages work for screen readers (e.g. VoiceOver in iOS) and other assistive technologies.
  • New events streamline the process of supporting touch, mouse, and cursor focus-based user input methods with a simple API.
  • New plugins enhance native controls with touch-optimized, themable controls.
  • Powerful theming framework and ThemeRoller application make highly-branded experiences easy to build.

Touch-optimized layouts & UI widgets

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