Create up to 26 theme "swatches" lettered from A-Z, each with a unique color scheme, then mix and match for unlimited possibilities.
To upgrade a theme to 1.4.3: Click the Import button, paste in your uncompressed theme, then tweak and download the upgraded version.
This will generate a Zip file that contains both a compressed (for production) and uncompressed (for editing) version of the theme.
To use your theme, add it together with the icon CSS file to the head of your page before the jquery.mobile.structure file, like this:
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>jQuery Mobile page</title> <meta charset="utf-8" /> <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1"> <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/themes/my-custom-theme.css" /> <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/themes/jquery.mobile.icons.min.css" />
<link rel="stylesheet" href="http://code.jquery.com/mobile/1.4.3/jquery.mobile.structure-1.4.3.min.css" /> <script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.6.4.min.js"></script> <script src="http://code.jquery.com/mobile/1.4.3/jquery.mobile-1.4.3.min.js"></script> </head>
The ThemeRoller Mobile tool makes it easy to create custom-designed themes for your mobile site or app. Just pick colors, then share your theme URL, or download the theme and drop it into your site.
A jQuery Mobile theme contains a both global settings for things like rounded corner radius and active (on) state, and up to to 26 "swatches" lettered from A-Z, each with a unique color scheme that can be mixed and matched for unlimited possibilities. Each swatch sets the colors, textures and font settings for the primary elements: toolbar, content block and button. Buttons have 3 interaction states: normal, hover, pressed.
The ThemeRoller interface has 3 major zones: the left column contains the inspector panel, along the top is the QuickSwatch/Kuler bar, and below this is the preview window.
Use the inspector pane to set global theme settings on the first tab and tweak the individual style options for each swatch. Above the tabs, there are links to download, share, or import a theme.
In the QuickSwatch bar, you can turn the inspector feature on to automatically expand the relevant inspector section when you click on an element in the preview pane. Drag and drop a color from the QuickSwatch panel onto an element in the preview pane and the tool with automatically calculate text color and shadow, borders, gradients and even button states. The sliders make it easy to adjust the lightness and saturation of the colors. Click the Adobe Kuler Swatches to load pre-made color palettes from Adobe's popular color palette sharing site.
The preview pane shows a sample of common jQuery Mobile widgets that live update each time you make a change to the theme so you can quickly test and tweak the theme.
Once you have created your final theme, click the Download Theme link at the top of the inspector panel. In the download dialog, give your theme a name and press the Download Zip button. This will generate a zip file that contains both the compressed (production-ready) and uncompressed (editable) theme files and a simple test page (index.html) to show that everything worked (whew) and instructions on how to add the theme to your site. It's pretty simple: link your custom theme in the head of the page followed by the jQuery Mobile structure theme and you're ready to go.
The import feature is primarily designed to make it easy to either edit a theme you've downloaded or to generate an updated version of a theme for a new release of the library. When you download a theme, be sure keep the uncompressed version of the theme CSS file because this is used in the import process. To import a theme, click the Import link and paste the entire contents of the uncompressed theme file (select all > copy > paste) into the text input in the dialog, and the system will parse the theme into an editable format for sharing and downloading.
To generate a theme URL that can be shared with others, click the Share link and copy the URL. Post it on Twitter and become a famous theme artist. Anyone that opens the shared URL can edit or download the theme, but this activity won't affect your original theme. Note that due to the high volume of traffic, we can only store your theme on the server for 30 days so shared links have an expiration date. Be sure to download a copy of your theme for safekeeping.
This is a beta version of a developer tool so we're committing to supporting the latest versions of popular desktop browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari. Even though the tool works in IE9, it doesn't support CSS gradients so we don't recommend recommend using this browser to create themes. If you're running into issues, maybe try a different browser or log an issue in the tracker.