I am new to this forum and realize this may be a beginner/igneret question but would appreciate any advice.
I stumbled onto the jquerymobile framework some time ago and started using it for a project because it had many features built in so it was easy to use. However the site I am working on is not meant to be used on a mobile device and I am starting to think that jquerymobile is just adding overhead and slowing things down. So I am wondering if there is anything else like it out there that is more HTML/CSS based. The features that I am using most and would like to keep are list views with search and popups. If anyone can point me to something else that has these 2 features and a nice clean UI short of developing from scratch it would be much appreciated.
How about JQuery alone. JQM is added on top of JQuery, for the UI experience as it pertains to mobile (small screen) devices. JQuery, PHP, MySQLi, AJAX ... all sorts of methods to provide a smooth seamless experience.