Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006
Netflix has been a pioneer of Ajax technology. They were first to come up with the ratings widget (before Amazon and others), and use inline popups when appropriate.
We just noticed that they have some new queue management that uses Ajax too.
If you are using Firefox or IE, when you add a title to the queue you will see a lightbox-esque message such as:
When the item has been added to the queue, another inline popup will show you other titles that you may be interested in.
Why not show this as a separate page? The popups do not take you away from where you were navigating. Once dismissed you will be able to add more titles based on where you were before you added the latest Sopranos DVD.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:20 am