Editorial


Thursday, October 5th, 2006

The State Of Web Development – Ajax set to surpass Flash in ’07

Category: Ajax, Editorial

Richard MacManus has posted on The State Of Web Development – Ajax set to surpass Flash in ’07. This is in reference to a report on the subject (free preview). The current stats are good, but take a look at the future. Ajax is here to stay. What will be the next big thing on Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:45 am
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4 rating from 23 votes

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

“Don’t Waste Time” with Graphical Ajax Solutions

Category: Editorial, Flash, UI, Usability

ZDNet’s Ryan Stewart argues against performing interactive graphics with Ajax (i.e. standard web technologies). The article relates to my post on different techniques for graphics with Ajax (covered on Ajaxian). Michael responds that the main argument against Flash is the user base, then goes on to list the plusses and minuses of "richer plugins". You Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 4:44 pm
22 Comments

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3.3 rating from 42 votes

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

UI Cleanup: Telegraph Ryder Cup Scores

Category: Editorial

I am watching the Ryder Cup Live Scores over at the Telegraph (don’t know why there…. but that is another story). Now we are used to nice Ajax, and even Comet interactions, it over seems really painful to see a “live” scorecard like this that is only live due too: < View plain text > Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:08 am
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2.4 rating from 15 votes

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

Top 8 Ajax evaluation criteria

Category: Ajax, Editorial

As companies and individuals (this means you) continue to sort out just what the big deal about Ajax is and how it can help them, they need to also look at some of the things they need to consider about its implementation into their site. Thankfully, FrontForge has created a basic list to help you Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:01 am
9 Comments

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3.4 rating from 85 votes

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

The 4 States of Ajax Adoption

Category: Editorial

Joe Walker has written a piece on The 4 States of Ajax Adoption: 1. Denial Usually accompanied with an explanation like “Java Applets are better“, or “Javascript makes your website inaccessible to blind people”. (Generally I don’t buy either argument although I can see a diminishing case for WebStart). 2. Progressive Enhancement Means taking an Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:33 pm
10 Comments

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3.8 rating from 69 votes

Saturday, September 9th, 2006

JavaScript Tabbed Widgets

Category: Component, Editorial

I have been working on a tabbed widget that is similar to the one found on the New York Times website below: In some ways this is a great little widget, as it puts a lot of content into a small package, and lets the user switch around to get what they need. There were Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:16 pm
18 Comments

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3.9 rating from 56 votes

Friday, September 8th, 2006

WebOS Versus Webified Desktops

Category: Editorial

ReadWriteWeb takes on Webtops in an article that has gained traction in the blogosphere. the following downsides are noted: Works at the mercy of the network and the server load. While the many enabling capabilities of network-based storage architectures are of substantial value – issues of authentication, access control, and security/privacy of the stored data Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 2:08 am
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3.6 rating from 40 votes

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

Why Ajax?

Category: Ajax, Editorial

Ajax has changed the web. There’s no doubt about that. It’s made the internet a happier place to be (well, when it’s used well) and has helped fuel the Web 2.0 movement to make it what it is today. But what I’m left wondering is – why? No, I’m not saying that Ajax is overrated Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 11:08 am
29 Comments

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3.2 rating from 10 votes

Will Ajax Services Become the Norm?

Category: Editorial

As Ajax usage grows more and more, the older concept of web services seems to be fading back a bit, but is it fading away for good? Andy McKay doesn’t think so – he still sees a place in the world of the web for these valuable remote resources, just maybe not in their current Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 10:33 am
4 Comments

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3.6 rating from 12 votes

Monday, September 4th, 2006

Slashdot Having COWS over Ajax

Category: Editorial

I’ve been a reader of Slashdot since, well, the beginning. In that time I’ve learned two things about the venerable blog: expect at least one inflammatory Microsoft article a day and don’t expect much from them on bleeding edge technology. They seem more like a mainstream media company these days, with a tin ear for Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 5:48 pm
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3.2 rating from 29 votes

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

Web 2.0 and Business

Category: Editorial

With Ajax and all things Web 2.0 permeating the corporate world more and more each day, it’s important to look at what kind of effect it’ll have on your company and how you need to prepare yourself. Some think that just deciding to use Ajax/Web 2.0 is enough, and others want to plan it all Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:41 am
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3.4 rating from 20 votes

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

Social Network Analysis of Ajax Books

Category: Editorial

Ever wonder just how much all of those Ajax books that have been published are actually being talked about and used? Well, the Pathfinder blog wondered the same thing, so they put together this analysis of some of the more popular Ajax books currently in print. I’ve done this sort of analysis a few times, Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:58 am
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3.9 rating from 18 votes

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Ask.com’s Binoculars – Help or Hinderance?

Category: Editorial, Usability

With search engines pushing more and more to find that next great feature, you never know what they’ll come up with. When Ask.com decided to shake things up and rework their site, they included “handy binocular functionality” to show a preview of the site. Unfortunately, as is talked about in this new article on SpectorBrain.com, Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:51 am
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4.1 rating from 30 votes

5 Real World Ajax Examples

Category: Editorial, Examples

In this new post from seomoz.org today, there’s a list of “5 real world examples” of Ajax usage out there on the internet today. Recently AJAX has come to the forefront as the next “buzzword complaint” thing on the internet. Sometimes it seems that in order to be taken seriously, your site has to have Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:30 am
10 Comments

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3.7 rating from 155 votes

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Mobile Ajax and Predictions of J2ME’s Demise

Category: Editorial, Mobile

With more on the mobile Ajax front, this new post on the Pathfinder Agile Ajax blog talks in reference to this Wireless Business & Technology article about Ajax threatening the Java ME in the wide world of mobile internet development. Nokia is taking a hard look at Ajax for mobile platforms, according to this article. Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:19 am
6 Comments

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3.6 rating from 20 votes

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

When good AJAX training goes horrifically wrong.

Category: Editorial

Not everyone out there teaching Ajax methods knows quite what they’re doing sometimes – as Dan Morrill found out. The training session he had been going to was coming along just fine until they began talking about “properly formatted XML” and their query to grab the database info for it. I am in AJAX training Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:52 am
6 Comments

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3.4 rating from 19 votes