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Web Design with Ajax

Web Design with Ajax

Excerpted from Head Rush Ajax by Brett McLaughlin. ISBN 0-596-10225-9, Copyright © 2006 O'Reilly Media, Inc. All rights reserved.

Chapter 1: Web Applications For a New Generation Using Ajax

Put a new shine on your web applications. Tired of clunky web interfaces and waiting around for a page to reload? Well, it's about time to give your web apps that pine-scented desktop application feel. What are we talking about? Just the newest thing to hit the Web: Ajax—asynchronous JavaScript and XML—and your ticket to building rich Internet applications that are more interactive, responsive, and easy to use. So, grab your trial-size Ajax, included with every copy of Head Rush Ajax: we're about to put some polish on your web apps.

Are your customers tired of waiting around when they place an order on your site? Are you getting complaints that every time a button is pushed, the page reloads? Then it's time to get with the program, and take your programming to the next level. Welcome to the next generation of web apps, where JavaScript, some dynamic HTML, and a little bit of XML can make your applications feel like dynamic, responsive desktop apps.

Let's take a look at the kind of applications you (and your customers) are used to:

Welcome to the new millenium!

Anybody can program using the same old request/response model. But if you want faster apps that feel like you're working on a desktop, you need something new—you need Ajax, a completely different approach to web programming:

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Created: March 27, 2003
Revised: May 08, 2006

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