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MDIA 4340 - Mobile Web Design using jQuery

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

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Course Details

This course introduces the fundamentals of creating mobile websites using the jQuery Mobile framework — a JavaScript library that makes it easy to create websites that render correctly on a variety of mobile devices, including iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad), Android, Blackberry, PalmOS, and others. Students will explore the basic structure of a jQuery Mobile page, how to implement commonly-used page components like headers, footers, toolbars, buttons, lists, dialogs, form controls and multi-column layouts. Additional topics include the jQuery Mobile navigation model, managing transitions between pages, using themes, and responding to touchscreen events like tap and swipe. NOTE: You should own or have access to at least one mobile device (smartphone or tablet) for this course.


MDIA 1205, 2205, and 3207 (or equivalent) and 4307 is recommended.





Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 80117

Tue Jan 04 - Tue Mar 22 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 22 Online


Mary Anne Conforti

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Pre-requisite: MDIA 1205, 2205 and 3207 (or equivalent) and 4307 is recommended. This course will be delivered entirely online, however, is an asynchronous course which does not require that you meet each week at a specific time. You will be expected to meet assignment deadlines according to the schedule on the course outline and directions of the instructor.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate how to apply the principles of HTML5 and CSS3 to mobile websites
  • Describe how a mobile application page structure is built
  • Construct a mobile user interface using elements such as buttons, toolbars, and sliders
  • Classify and demonstrate where lists are to be used for data display, navigation, form results, and data entry
  • Apply multi-page interfaces with transitions
  • Demonstrate how to create and apply modal dialogues for interface interaction
  • Describe how to develop forms for mobile applications
  • Illustrate how to handle mobile touchscreen events such as tap, swipe, and so on
  • Describe how to deal with page orientation on mobile devices
  • Evaluate the importance of jQuery Themes in interface design

Effective as of Fall 2013

Related Programs

MDIA 4340 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Web Technologies
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Certificate


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