For those of you using the RC1 or RC2 candidates of jQuery Mobile, the wait is over. jQuery Mobile 1.1 Final was released last Friday (13th). For those of you wailing on a bout superstition, know that yes, this will break the themes you generated with ThemeRoller. Now for the good news, you can import your old theme into the updated ThemeRoller and convert it to work with jQM 1.1.
Other improvements on this release are “true” fixed-toolbars. This is a wonderful addition as instead of having them disappear and then reappear (in jumpy fashion on Android), they will stick now. Page transitions also have gone through a bit of a lift. In RC1.1 the default slide transition was replaced with a fade transition. It was cool, it worked, and then when I used it in a PhoneGap application, it was way to laggy to be useful. I wasn’t the only one who ran into issues similar to this one, and the jQM team put in some serious overtime working on the issue. I’ll let you read about all of the new changes over at the official blog post.
For those of you who want to jump in and get started here are the CDN links:
<link rel=”stylesheet” href=”http://code.jquery.com/mobile/1.0.1/jquery.mobile-1.0.1.min.css” /> <script src=”http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.6.4.min.js”></script> <script src=”http://code.jquery.com/mobile/1.0.1/jquery.mobile-1.0.1.min.js”></script>
For those who prefer a local copy to work with, here is a link to the download page.