I've been closely following the development on the jQuery mobile since it's announcement -- and now that jQuery Mobile 1.0 Alpha 2 has been released, I though it would be a good time to see how things are going to work with ASP.NET. After taking a look through the documentation, I decided to dig in and start creating a mobile site for CodeAsp.Net. After a few hours of tinkering, I've found that this is pretty easy stuff -- and VERY cool. jQuery mobile does a nice job in making things super easy -- and working with jQuery mobile and ASP.NET is a breeze.
Before diving in head first, I highly suggest that you take a look through ALL of the documentation. Read through everything once or twice -- because while you're developing and beginning to learn jQuery mobile, you're going to be referring back to this documentation quite frequently ... and knowing where to look will save you a ton of time.
At the time of writing this blog post, the documentation is a little sparse, here and there, and there are
only few articles/blog posts that I could find on the Internet that
helped. Also, another thing about the documentation ... its all provided in a mobile website. Which makes total sense ... but! ... there were many times that I wanted to do a "view source" of the webpage I was on to see exactly how the HTML is structured. With the nifty jQuery navigation, where 'pages' are injected into the DOM of the default(or index) page, right clicking and doing a view source didnt work, it showed me the source of the default(or index) page ... not the actual page I wanted to view -- and using Firebug didnt help me much either, due to the markup that jQuery mobile adds in the background.
So, to view the source of linked pages in the documentation, here what you can do:
Hopefully, these tips will help you get up and running quickly. Developing for a mobile device is a little different than creating webpages, especially the navigation and page flow -- which, in my opinion, mobile nagivation and page flow is more straight forward and much easier to use than a web page.
There you go, some tips, suggestions, etc to help you get started with jQuery Mobile.
And stay tuned for some more indepth posts on jQuery Moble.