Friday, May 26th, 2006

InfoQ: Community Using Ajax

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<p>I used to be editor-in-chief for TheServerSide working with Floyd Marinescu (creator). He has just started another community portal called InfoQ that has several tracks of interest (Java, Ruby, Agile, SOA).

What is interesting is the subtle use of Ajax:

  • Threaded Comments: You can move over the subject of the threaded comments to view by popup
  • Exclusive Content: The rightbar filters via DWR
  • Ads: You will notice that the ads on the leftbar will change based on ajax actions as well as full page loads. This shows how we can get smarter and move away from the page load paradigm for displaying ads. We can be smarter as we could display ads based on the action (e.g. clicking on an article)

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Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:51 am
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Pingback by InfoQ: Community Using Ajax — May 27, 2006

Thanks for the post Dion, although you didn’t notice the three most interesting uses of Ajax on the site:
- Personalization – If you click one of the checkboxes on the left an ajax request updates the server that you’ve turned turned off this community instantly, then every instance of content tagged as being part of that community in the center or right panel will have it’s community tagged ‘struck out’, with such content dissappearing on the next page refresh. In addition, there is Sub-tag personalization. You can for example leave ‘Java’ on but turn off the ‘web frameworks’ topic or even a specific tag (like ‘DWR’). This is also done using ajax by clicking on a topic/tag, then clicking ‘exclude’ in the funky little DHTML window that pops up upon clicking a topic/tag.

LOGIN/LOGOUT. When you login it happens without a page refresh. A little login widget appears and after submitting, your name is added to the left bar and the community personalization preferences load up in the left bar, all without a page refresh.

- Discussion thread posting.. You pointed out our nice message window DHTML enhancement, but the true ajax comes in when you reply to a post. Upon clicking reply, a reply form swooshes open on the spot and you can preivew and submit it in-place without a page regresh. You can submit as many replies as you want in different parts of the thread without a single refresh.

Enjoy!

Comment by Floyd Marinescu — May 28, 2006

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This is nice

Comment by testing — July 5, 2006

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