<   Prior Home         Share Blog Bloke     Share Blog Bloke Tips       Share to Twitter       Share to Facebook       Share to Twitter       Share to Google Plus       Share to LinkedIn       Pin this       Get Updates            
        Next   >  

To Ajax or NOT to Ajax

That is the question

Asynchronous JavaScript And XML, or its acronym, Ajax (Pronounced A-jax), is a Web development technique for creating interactive web applications. The intent is to make web pages feel more responsive by exchanging small amounts of data with the server behind the scenes, so that the entire Web page does not have to be reloaded each time the user makes a change. This is meant to increase the Web page’s interactivity, speed, and usability.

But just like its cousin javascript, it can be abused:

AJAX is certainly a hot topic at the moment which has led to a number of sites using AJAX where its not necessary or appropriate. This is similar to the situation we found ourselves in when Javascript, Images, Animated Gifs, Flash, *insert hot new thing here* and pretty much every other facet that makes up websites came into being. At the moment, this means that the sign of a good design isn’t how its used AJAX but more where its chosen not to use AJAX. We can cheat a little by following some simple rules when deciding whether to AJAXify a function or not.

More at Web 2 blog.

Related links: instabloke, blog, weblog, blogging, blog tools, blogtech, webtech, blog search, blog resources, computing, computers and internet, technology, tech, software, ajax, web 2.0

Written April 12th, 2006 by | Filed under: Blog Tips, Design Tips, SEO Tips, Social Media Tips , ,

Thanks for Sharing     Share - enable java in your browser Share to Twitter            

Did you enjoy this article? Keep up to date with Blog Bloke Tips the moment it's published by email. Your Privacy is Guaranteed and will not be shared with anyone.


Keep it real with Blog Bloke Thanks for reading the original Blog Bloke. You can read more about me here. Contact me if you have any questions, tip requests or if you would like to be a guest blogger. Keep it real every day and subscribe to the newsfeed, share with friends or follow me.

    Subscribe to the Newsfeed     Share to Twitter     Share to Facebook     Share to Google Plus     Pin this     Share to LinkedIn


Got an opinion? Let's be real and start a conversation:

It's your turn to tell Blog Bloke what you think, ask a question or suggest another blog tip. Don't forget the comments policy and I'm looking forward to reading what you have to say.

Share     Share this article with your friends

Subscribe to Better Blog Tips Newsfeed   SUBSCRIBE to Bloke Bloke's Articles (Newsfeed)

Subscribe to Better Blog Tips Newsfeed   Subscribe to only Comments for this Article | TrackBack URL

You can also use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>