Understanding jQuery Mobile Theming Framework and Transition Effects

Shailendra Chauhan  Print 
20 Dec 2013
06 Aug 2018
Intermediate
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jQuery Mobile provides a powerful theming framework that allows you to customize color schemes provided by jQuery Mobile. By using jQuery Mobile ThemeRoller, you can develop a customized theme for your application and can download your custom CSS file and include it in your application.

By default jQuery Mobile theme comes with five different color swatches, named as: a, b, c, d and e. You can apply a particular theme on HTML elements by using data-theme attribute as given below:

<div data-role="page">

 <div data-role="header" data-theme="a">
 <h1>Theme a</h1>
 </div>

 <div data-role="header" data-theme="b">
 <h1>Theme b</h1>
 </div>

 <div data-role="header" data-theme="c">
 <h1>Theme c</h1>
 </div>

 <div data-role="header" data-theme="d">
 <h1>Theme d</h1>
 </div>

 <div data-role="header" data-theme="e">
 <h1>Theme e</h1>
 </div>
</div>

Different jQuery Mobile Transition Effects

jQuery Mobile provides various transition effects for going from one page to the another page. jQuery mobile provides this transition effect with the help of CSS3 3D Transforms. Hence, to achieve this, your browsers must support CSS3 3D transform. The various transition effects are listed below:

jQuery Mobile Transition Effects
Transition
Description
fade
This is by default effect. Fades to the next page
flip
Flips to the next page from back to front
flow
Throws the current page away and comes in with the next page
pop
Goes to the next page like a popup window
slide
Slides to the next page from right to left
slidefade
Slides from right to left and fades in the next page
slideup
Slides to the next page from bottom to top
slidedown
Slides to the next page from top to bottom
turn
Turns to the next page
none
No transition effect
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