jQuery Mobile

Last Updated : 27 Sep, 2023

jQuery Mobile is an HTML5 based user interface system designed to make responsive websites and apps that are accessible on all smartphone, tablet, and desktop devices.

jQuery Mobile Tutorial

Why jQuery Mobile?

jQuery Mobile framework takes the “write less, do more” mantra to the next level. Instead of writing unique applications for each mobile device or OS, it allows you to design a single highly-branded responsive website or application that will work on all popular smartphone, tablet, and desktop platforms. It uses features of jQuery and jQuery UI for making mobile-compatible websites. It is used for making responsive websites and apps. It is open-source and a cross-platform-compatible framework.

jQuery Mobile


Download and Install jQuery Mobile:

Visit the home page of the website i.e. jquerymobile.com/, you will see two options to download it.

  • Custom Download − This option is used to download a customized version of the library.
  • Latest Stable − This option is used to get the stable and latest version of the library.

Click on any of the two options to download the zipped files. After downloading the zip file, unzip the files and save them in a folder. After that, create an HTML file like index.html and add file links inside the head section of the code.

// Including stylesheets file
<link rel=”stylesheet” href=”jquery.mobile-1.4.5.min.css” />

// Including the jQuery library
<script src=”jquery-1.11.1.min.js”></script>

// Including the library file
<script src=”jquery.mobile-1.4.5.min.js”></script>

Using CDN Link: Without downloading the jQuery Mobile files, you can include CDN links inside the head section to run the code. The description of these 3 CDN links are –

// Including stylesheets file
<link rel=”stylesheet” href=”http://code.jquery.com/mobile/1.4.5/jquery.mobile-1.4.5.min.css” />

// Including the jQuery library
<script src=”http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.1.min.js”></script>

// Including the library file
<script src=”http://code.jquery.com/mobile/1.4.5/jquery.mobile-1.4.5.min.js”></script>

Example: In this example, we will create a simple search Input field.


<!DOCTYPE html>

    <link rel="stylesheet" href=
"http://code.jquery.com/mobile/1.4.5/jquery.mobile-1.4.5.min.css" />

    <script src=

    <script src=


            Design a Search Input using jQuery Mobile
        <form style="width: 50%;">
            <label for="searchArea">
                Search Content
            <input type="search" name="searchArea"
                id="searchArea" value=""
                placeholder="Search Text...">



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