What jQuery Is Not

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What jQuery Is Not

What jQuery Is Not

Keep in mind that jQuery Mobile isn't "jQuery for mobile". It isn't a replacement for the jQuery library for mobile use; rather, it is a user-interface library built on top of jQuery. You must include jQuery, as well as the jQuery Mobile stylesheet, to exploit its capabilities.

Does jQuery Mobile work for all devices - desktop, tablet, and mobile? jQuery Mobile is certainly more mobile-centric than most other frameworks; you'll have to decide if it works best for your site or application on desktops as well. Sites built with jQuery Mobile will certainly work on desktops; the library has been tested on all major desktop browsers. jQuery UI is a similar user-interface library for desktops, also built on top of jQuery. Learn more at jqueryui.com.

jQuery Mobile also isn't an SDK to leverage native phone capabilities. While we can access a fair bit of most phone's capabilities via JavaScript (and, thus, jQuery Mobile) - we can grab the user's position via GPS, present different content based on the phone's orientation, or track motion through the accelerometer - we are still using jQuery Mobile to build web pages, not native phone apps.

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