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jQuery Mobile: Up and Running by Maximiliano Firtman

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Formatting Content

Now it’s the time to get deeper into the content area of our webapp. The most important thing to know is that any HTML code will work inside <div data-role="content">.

Every theme of jQuery Mobile includes nice styles with padding, margins, sizes, and colors for every standard element optimized for the current theme and mobile device. That includes styles for hX elements, links, bold and emphasized text, citations, lists, and tables.

Tip

If we are going to provide our own CSS styles for the content, we need to be aware of the theming system to avoid UI problems if we change the theme. More about theming and customization later in this book.

Apart from basic HTML elements, there are some components provided by the framework that are defined using data-role. In the header and footer, as we saw before, some elements such as hX or a have automatic component rendering behavior. That is not the case with the contents area, except from some form elements, as we are going to see in Chapter 5.

In Figure 3-13 you can see how jQuery Mobile renders some basic HTML elements using the default theme.

Some basic HTML elements rendered using the default theme

Figure 3-13. Some basic HTML elements rendered using the default theme

Collapsible Content

Remember that we are targeting mobile devices. In mobile devices, space is very limited. That is when collapsible content comes in handy. Collapsible content can be hidden and revealed by a JavaScript ...

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