With the release of Creative Suite 5.5 we’re beginning to see the benefit of Adobe’s support for jQuery.
It’s especially exciting for us to see the integration of jQuery Mobile into Dreamweaver CS 5.5. As this video shows, Dreamweaver users now have an incredibly easy way to get started with jQuery Mobile and mobile web application development.
The addition of industrial-strength jQuery code hinting is also fantastic to see and should be a welcomed addition to all those folks who work with jQuery code in Dreamweaver.
If you attended Adobe MAX in November you heard us declare our appreciation for jQuery and the important role it plays in helping web designers and developers create engaging experiences across browsers and devices.
Along with that, we announced our intention to 1) increase support/usage of jQuery within our products and 2) contribute to jQuery development projects.
This blog is where we’ll share information about how those efforts are going and hopefully hear from you about what you’d like to see from the combination of jQuery and Adobe.
This being our first post, there are a couple things we should mention to catch you up on what’s been happening since MAX. We’re currently involved in two projects; jQuery Mobile and the jQuery Data Grid.
jQuery Mobile–a touch-optimized UI framework for smartphones and tablets–is currently on its Alpha 3 release. We’re very excited about this project and have had one of our finest–Kin Blas–working closely with the rest of the jQuery mobile team since November. As a side note, Kin will be speaking about jQuery Mobile at a Bay Area Mobile (BAM) meetup in March. Highly recommended if you’re interested in getting an overview of the framework from one of its main contributors.
jQuery Data Grid–a rich, dynamic grid component–is a new jQuery UI project. We recently became sponsors and look forward to getting more involved from a development standpoint. A key aspect of the Data Grid project is the development of a generic data model and a generic template model. These are the pieces we’re most interested in as we’d like to see a jQuery-based framework that helps web designers/developers more easily work with dynamic, client-side data.
We’re thrilled to be participating in the evolution of jQuery and we look forward to sharing more news in the months ahead.