Render jQuery Mobile on Desktop Computers

If you designed a jQuery Mobile site that it is intended for small size screens, that does not mean that someone will never open your app from a desktop computer. Obviously, an app that was design for an actual screen size of 320 px will not look right if it is opened on a desktop computer.

To prevent the app from looking awful, we can apply CSS to restrict the jQuery Mobile pages from rendering at a width higher that, let’s say, 480 px.

@media only screen and (min-width : 480px) {
	div[data-role="page"] > *[data-role="header"],
	div[data-role="page"] > *[data-role="footer"] {
	    width: 480px !important;
        left: 50%;
        margin-left: -240px;
	div[data-role="page"] {
	    width: 480px !important;
        left: -240px !important;
        margin-left: 50%;
	/* add your favorite image to the background */
	body {
		background-image: url('my-favorite-background.jpg');
		background-attachment: fixed;

Setting Up The Default Values Of The jQueryMobile Preloader

Here is a quick example that shows how to setup the default values of the jQueryMobile preloader:

$(document).on("mobileinit", function () {
    $.mobile.loader.prototype.options.text = "loading";
    $.mobile.loader.prototype.options.textVisible = false;
    $.mobile.loader.prototype.options.theme = "a";
    $.mobile.loader.prototype.options.html = "";

Get individual value from a Post or Page

 * for $value you can use any post field (i.e. post_description, post_title, etc.
function get_post_value($id_or_name, $value='post_title') {
	global $wpdb;
	if(is_int($id_or_name)) {
		$field = 'ID';
	} else {
		$field = 'post_name';
	$value = $wpdb->get_var("SELECT $value FROM $wpdb->posts WHERE $field = '".$post_name."'");
	return $value;

Removing .svn folders recursively

The easiest way I have found is to open the Terminal and remove a listing of the folders:

cd /Users/YourUserName/TheFolderWhereSVNFilesAre
rm -rf `find . -type d -name .svn`

NOTE: Make sure that you user the grave accent quote (located on the left of the number 1 key)