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jQuery Mobile vs Zepto: What are the differences?

jQuery Mobile: Touch-Optimized Web Framework for Smartphones & Tablets. jQuery Mobile is a HTML5-based user interface system designed to make responsive web sites and apps that are accessible on all smartphone, tablet and desktop devices; Zepto: Minimalist JavaScript library for modern browsers, with a jQuery-compatible API. While 100% jQuery coverage is not a design goal, the APIs provided match their jQuery counterparts. The goal is to have a ~5-10k modular library that downloads and executes fast, with a familiar and versatile API, so you can concentrate on getting stuff done.

jQuery Mobile belongs to "Mobile UI Frameworks" category of the tech stack, while Zepto can be primarily classified under "Javascript UI Libraries".

jQuery Mobile and Zepto are both open source tools. It seems that Zepto with 14.5K GitHub stars and 4.06K forks on GitHub has more adoption than jQuery Mobile with 9.97K GitHub stars and 2.57K GitHub forks.

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    What is jQuery Mobile?

    jQuery Mobile is a HTML5-based user interface system designed to make responsive web sites and apps that are accessible on all smartphone, tablet and desktop devices.

    What is Zepto?

    While 100% jQuery coverage is not a design goal, the APIs provided match their jQuery counterparts. The goal is to have a ~5-10k modular library that downloads and executes fast, with a familiar and versatile API, so you can concentrate on getting stuff done.

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