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Learning Spring Boot by Greg L. Turnquist

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Creating a mobile frontend with jQuery Mobile

Mobile apps seem to be taking over the world. If a website doesn't provide a friendly mobile view, then people don't seem to like it. As we build web apps all the time, it's critical to create a frontend UI that is usable. jQuery Mobile is a handy toolkit that gets UIs up and running quickly.

Note

This is merely a quick introduction to jQuery Mobile. For something more comprehensive, please read jQuery Mobile Web Development Essentials by Raymond Camden and Andy Matthews.

In the previous chapter, we took a quick glance at Bower (http://bower.io), which is a package manager for JavaScript libraries. We will use it to install jQuery Mobile into our app. Assuming that we have already installed Bower, let's ...

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