In case you missed it, as I did, jQuery Mobile released version 1.0.1 a week ago.
The biggest changes seem to be the addition of official Samsung bada support, along with some additional test clients. bada is an operating system for mobile developers developed by Samsung. It doesn’t sound like the team had to do anything to support the platform, but it’s nice to know there will be an additional device tested with releases.
To download the new jQuery Mobile 1.0.1:
- JS – http://code.jquery.com/mobile/1.0.1/jquery.mobile-1.0.1.min.js (24KB)
- CSS w/ Theme – http://code.jquery.com/mobile/1.0.1/jquery.mobile-1.0.1.min.css (7KB)
- CSS w/o Theme – http://code.jquery.com/mobile/1.0.1/jquery.mobile.structure-1.0.1.min.css (6KB)
Not only do we have 1.0.1 now, but jQuery Mobile 1.1 is coming out soon.
Here’s some stuff to look forward to in jQuery mobile 1.1:
- AMD support
- True Fixed Toolbars – it’s always been buggy, but they seem to have come up with a CSS based method that works everywhere (and doesn’t jump around)
- Better AJAX page transitions
I could swear there was a beta version of jQuery Mobile 1.1 out there, but I can’t seem to find the link. Maybe I’m crazy?
jQuery Mobile 1.1, which will be ready for release in mid/late February, will have some nice updates. I’m sure mobile web developers are happy to hear some of these:
- Fixed Toolbars – no more repositioning after a scroll, jQuery Mobile will have true fixed toolbars! Even better, purely CSS-based.
- AMD Support – A CommonJS standard, will be supported. (not the processor!)
- Better AJAX page transitions – to quote the post, “Smoother, Faster”.
Also good to note, is that touchOverflow will be deprecated in 1.1. That means it should still work, but we should start moving away from it in our code.
It’s good to hear that the jQuery Mobile framework team is planning on regular releases every few months.
jQuery 1.7 was released today, November 3rd, 2011.
Check out the post on blog.jquery.com for details on the update.
- New Event APIs: .on and .off
- Better performance on delegated events (almost a 50% improvement)
- Better support for HTML5 in IE (blech, IE)
- AMD (Asynchronous Module Definition, this guy describes AMD well) support (it will work with AMD compliant loaders)
- Added jQuery.isNumeric()
I would love to thank the jQuery team for the regular updates to a platform we all love (don’t we? leave comments yes or no)
You can use the following CDNs to link / get the code:
- Google CDN:
Not Live Yet – https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7/jquery.min.js
- Microsoft CDN (Go Microsoft for getting it up so fast!):
- Official jQuery CDN: