Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Ajax homepages market review

Category: Articles, Editorial

<>p>Richard MacManus has written a nice roundup piece that reviews the various Ajax homepages, including the big guns and the new guys on the block.

Richard looks at traffic, features, and strongly favours the portals with open APIs as future winners.

Microsoft and Google will likely dominate this space, with Yahoo perhaps entering the market with its own widgets homepage in the near future. With an asset like Konfabulator on its books, it’d be strange if they don’t at least re-design My Yahoo to accomodate web services and widgets. Among the smaller companies, Pageflakes seems to be the most promising with its API support. It’s not too late though for Netvibes and the others to join the party and open up their platforms to developers.

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Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:02 am
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IMHO this personalized AJAX homepages are overrated .All the existing ones (including netvibes.com) are slow and not practical for setting as the browser homepage. It sucks if i have to wait for 10 seconds after i clicked the browser.

This is the reason most power internet surfers just set about:blank or a bare bone site like officialhomepage.org as their startpage.

Comment by Nathan — May 10, 2006

What’s the big deal about status? The only time I have needed any intermediate state other than “I’m done” is when a request takes a long time and the Iframe method is actually much more poweful in that case becaue it can use progressive rendering of html.

Comment by ששבש — June 15, 2006

The only time I have needed any intermediate state other than “I’m done” is when a request takes a long time and the Iframe method is actually much more poweful in that case becaue it can use progressive rendering of html.

Comment by ששבש — June 15, 2006

“I’m done” is when a request takes a long time and the Iframe method is actually much more poweful in that case

Comment by שש בש — June 15, 2006

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