### Jquery Mobile Toolbars - Header and Footer

In Jquery Mobile there are 2 standard types of toolbars: Header and Footer. The header is typically the first element inside a mobile web page and the footer is typically the last. Both these toolbars usually contain buttons, links and text. In this post today, we will take a look at these 2 toolbars in Jquery Mobile. Lets's take a look at the code below.

As you can see in the HTML above, the structure clearly shows that we have the header as the first element of the Jquery Mobile page and the footer as the last element of the page. The title text is normally an H1 heading element but it's possible to use any heading level (H1-H6) to allow for semantic flexibility. For example, a page containing multiple mobile "pages" may use a H1 element on the home "page" and a H2 element on the secondary pages. All heading levels are styled identically by default to maintain visual consistency as you can see in the above example, we have used H3.

Now, let's see how we can add buttons to these toolbars. We will add 2 buttons in the header - the back button and another options button. In the footer we will just add a single button. Adding the buttons to the header and footer varies slightly. Let's take a look at the example below.

jQuery Mobile has a feature to automatically create and append "back" buttons to any header, though it is disabled by default. If you use the attribute data-rel="back" on an anchor, any clicks on that anchor will mimic the back button, going back one history entry and ignoring the anchor's default href. This is particularly useful when linking back to a named page, such as a link that says "home", or when generating "back" buttons with JavaScript, such as a button to close a dialog. The header plugin looks for its immediate children and automatically sets the first link button the extreme left of the header and the next link button to the extreme right. So in the above example you will see the "Back" button aligned to the left and the "Options" button aligned to the right.

Adding buttons to the footer is a little tricky. Any link or valid button markup added to the footer will automatically be turned into a button. To save space the buttons in the toolbars are set to inline styling so that the button is only as wide as the text and the icons in it. To include padding on the bar, we will be required to add a class "ui-bar" to the footer. You can try removing the class from the footer in the above example to see the results for yourself.

With this we conclude our discussion on Jquery Mobile header and footer toolbars. Hope you have followed the code samples and hope this tutorial helps you use toolbars more effectively in your Jquery Mobile projects. There is a comprehensive list of examples that you might find exciting and helpful. Do leave a comment and share your thoughts.

### Difference between word-break: break-all versus word-wrap: break-word

The 2 CSS properties word-break: break-all and word-wrap: break-word appear to work in the same way or generate the same output, but there is a slight difference between the 2 and we will be discussing these differences today.

Take a look at the example above. The difference is quite evident, however I will try to explain it further.

word-break: break-all Irrespective of whether it’s a continuous word or many words, break-all breaks them up at the edge of the width limit even within the characters of the same word
word-wrap: break-word This will wrap long words onto the next line.break-word adjusts different words so that they do not break in the middle.
So if you have many fixed-size spans which get content dynamically, you might just prefer using word-wrap: break-word, as that way only the continuous words are broken in between, and in case it’s a sentence comprising many words, the spaces are adjusted to get intact words (no break within a word).     In case you want to exp…

### Geodesic, Draggable Onclick Polygon

After creating a simple polygon and then creating an on-click polygon, we will today see how to create a polygon which can be changed, altered, dragged; basically edited on the fly. We will also cover the geodesic polygon in this example itself. If you want to read and understand more about what "geodesic" is, read this post.

Nothing exceptional about the code that I think needs explanation! You can create a geodesic polygon which can be edited on the fly. Click, hold and drag any marker, and the two polylines connected by this marker will change accordingly. By clicking on the marker, that marker would disappear, and the polygon will reform itself! Here is today's code.

You can copy the above code in a text file and save it with .html extension. Click on this file; it will open in your default browser and you will see an exciting map in action! The output of the above code appears as seen in the result section above! If you have any doubts or queries regard…

### Onclick polygon

Yesterday we had a look at a simple polygon example. But that example was not exciting as it was all hard-coded with no user interaction and which means no fun! Today's example will deal with creating a polygon on the fly, i.e. an on-click polygon in action!

The code for creating a polygon is very much similar to creating a polyline! The only difference is that you need to replace "Polyline" by "Polygon" in such examples. Let's head on to our code.

The output of the above code can be viewed in the result section above. If you have any doubts or queries regarding the above code then please comment here or feel free to drop me a mail! Till then, happy mapping!

### jQuery Mobile's Next Big Step

Spatial Unlimited changes to The UI Dev

After being hosted on blogger 😣 for the last 6 years 📆, this page has finally been moved to Github.io
This means a few things for you, dear reader!

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Once crapy HTML is now better looking Markdown! 😍 😍

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Spatial Unlimited is now The UI Dev 😍 😍

### Jquery Mobile - Readonly listview

The Jquery Mobile Listview that is used generally used to link each list item to a new page in the application or to link that list item to another list. However, it is not always necessary to have a linked list. Sometime we need to display a list that does not have to be linked to anything else.

Using Jquery Mobile, we can have non-interactive, read-only listviews in our web pages. This list can be generated using the ordered or un-ordered lists that don't have any linked items, i.e. we basically do not include any anchor tags within our list item tags. This will render the listview as a non-interactive, read-only listview.

Take a look at the JsFiddle below. The code and the actual result will give you a better picture of how you can implement the non-interactive, read-only listviews.

Hope you find this example useful. Please drop a comment if you face any problems or have any queries. I would be happy to help and learn more. You can take a look at more examples …