jQuery Mobile Workshop

Location: Portland 251 Level: Novice
Average rating: ****.
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Attendee prerequisites for this tutorial are listed below.

The word just came down from the VP – you need a mobile app and you need it yesterday. It needs to be polished and have that design stuff too. Oh and it needs to be on all the major platforms in time for the big marketing push next month. After a moment of panic, you wonder if it’s too late to become a plumber but don’t worry, there’s hope! More and more developers are falling in love with the “write less do more” library and for good reason; it simplifies the job of today’s front end engineer. But did you know jQuery could also help you with your mobile needs as well? That’s right, jQuery Mobile is a touch optimized framework designed to provide a common look and feel across a wide variety of today’s mot popular platforms. In this workshop, we’ll take a look at all that jQuery Mobile has to offer and we’ll convert a native application to an HTML5, jQuery Mobile masterpiece.

In this workshop, we’ll build a mobile app taking advantage of everything jQuery Mobile and HTML5 have to offer. We’ll take a look at:

  • pages
  • toolbars
  • buttons
  • form elements
  • list views

In the process of building out an app or two, we’ll show you how jQuery Mobile simplifies the process of mobile app development.

In order to make the most of this tutorial, attendees should bring a laptop (or a friend with a laptop), a text editor (or your favorite IDE), a “modern” browser (any version of Safari, Firefox, Chrome…even IE 8 or 9). See detailed instructions here.

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Nathaniel Schutta


Nathaniel T. Schutta is a senior software engineer focussed on making usable applications. A proponent of polyglot programming, Nate has written two books on Ajax and speaks regularly at various worldwide conferences, No Fluff Just Stuff symposia, universities, and Java user groups. In addition to his day job, Nate is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota where he teaches students to embrace dynamic languages.


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