JQuery Mobile Interview Questions and Answers

JQuery Mobile is a touch-optimized web framework (or mobile framework), more specifically a JavaScript library, currently being developed by the jQuery project team. The development focuses on creating a framework compatible with a wide variety of smartphones and tablet computers, made necessary by the growing but heterogeneous tablet and smartphone market. The jQuery Mobile framework is compatible with other mobile app frameworks and platforms such as Phone Gap, Work light and more.

JQuery Mobile is built upon the existing jQuery core, meaning that if you understand the jQuery syntax, then you will have no problems getting JM to work. The framework is compatible with all major mobile and desktop applications including iOS, Android, Blackberry, Palm WebOS, Nokia/Symbian, Windows Mobile, Opera Mobile/Mini, Firefox Mobile and all modern desktop browsers. Its lightweight size (about 20K compressed) makes it a speed freak and the fact that it uses minimal image dependencies also speeds it up ridiculously. Its Progressive enhancement approach brings core content and functionality to all mobile, tablet and desktop platforms and a rich, installed application-like experience on newer mobile platforms. As if that is not enough, 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 and 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.

JQuery Mobile’s API supports not only Touch events, but also the usual Mouse events usually associated with jQuery, making it completely cross-browser and platform compatible. Built in controls are not only themable by the built in UI, but the Touch Optimized interface is completely supported by the UI. As an extra measure, jQuery Theme roller can also build custom widget designs for you to use.

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