Adobe Fireworks CS6 -jQuery mobile theme skinning support
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Create a new jQuery mobile theme, review the global assets and styles available, including the "instructions on how to create mobile themes" page, before previewing and exporting the theme.
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00:00:08 00:00:13 Fireworks CS6 supports jQuery mobile, which is a framework for developing
00:00:13 00:00:18 mobile optimized websites using jQuery to compensate for all
00:00:18 00:00:20 the different platforms so you don't have to dial up specifically
00:00:20 00:00:24 for iPhone or Windows Phone 7 or Android or any of the Nokia
00:00:24 00:00:28 platforms. But by using jQuery mobile, you create a mobile optimized
00:00:28 00:00:32 website that looks consistent across different mobile devices.
00:00:32 00:00:36 And to do so in Fireworks, you go to the Commands menu and go
00:00:36 00:00:40 to jQuery Mobile Theme and Create New Theme, which opens up a
00:00:41 00:00:43 model file based on
00:00:44 00:00:47 the default settings in jQuery mobile, which includes all these
00:00:47 00:00:52 icons, miscellaneous icons, standard res, high res icons, active
00:00:52 00:00:55 buttons, icon backgrounds, things like that.
00:00:57 00:01:00 And with all these global assets, if you look at the pages menu
00:01:00 00:01:04 over here on the right, the global assets is page 1 in the file.
00:01:04 00:01:08 And then if we click down through the file, we'll see the different
00:01:08 00:01:11 primary color themes that are established in jQuery mobile. Now
00:01:11 00:01:15 you can duplicate this if you're designing for a specific company
00:01:15 00:01:18 that has a color theme or color system that they want to stick
00:01:18 00:01:22 to. You can duplicate any of these pages by dragging the page
00:01:22 00:01:26 down to the little duplicate page icon here in the bottom, and
00:01:26 00:01:32 suddenly you get a copy of A, which you can then change the colors,
00:01:33 00:01:39 modify to your heart's content. Let's do something overt as it
00:01:39 00:01:41 were. And then
00:01:42 00:01:46 all the base colors that are available in the jQuery mobile theme
00:01:46 00:01:50 can be modified to your heart's content. Then down here on page
00:01:50 00:01:53 8, here are the instructions, everything you need to know on
00:01:53 00:01:57 how to create mobile themes, starting with step 0, who should
00:01:57 00:02:00 be doing this. This feature is meant to be used by anyone who
00:02:00 00:02:03 wants to design mobile website themes using the jQuery mobile
00:02:03 00:02:06 framework. There is more information at that website link and
00:02:07 00:02:09 then there are the instructional steps,
00:02:10 00:02:13 and really, it's remarkably simple. There are three big steps
00:02:13 00:02:16 but the big one for us is Preview and Export. And you can do
00:02:16 00:02:20 that in a couple of different ways. You can go to the Window
00:02:20 00:02:25 menu to Extensions, to jQuery Mobile Theme In-App Preview, and
00:02:25 00:02:28 I've got to get to a page to do so. Let me get over here.
00:02:31 00:02:37 And it launches this window which shows us how the art that we
00:02:37 00:02:41 have modified on the page behind us looks. Now we haven't actually
00:02:41 00:02:43 modified it so it looks like it does on the screen, but if you
00:02:44 00:02:46 wanted to fiddle with any of these colors or change any of these
00:02:46 00:02:49 icons, they would show up here. And then
00:02:50 00:02:55 you would go back to commands and to Export Theme, which would
00:02:55 00:02:57 give you the option to
00:02:58 00:03:01 choose where you're going to export all this stuff, and it will
00:03:01 00:03:05 write out the Java Script and CSS that you need along with all
00:03:05 00:03:09 the graphic files for the application to be used in your website,
00:03:09 00:03:13 with a mobile version of your website rather. It's a fantastic
00:03:13 00:03:18 robust feature and it's a huge advantage now in Fireworks CS6.
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