Friday, February 03, 2006

AJAX Interface Design

Considerations for AJAX use...

"When any new technology undergoes fast and widespread adoption, there’s always an opportunity for unintended misuse. So it’s no surprise that the World Wide Web has seen its fair share of mishandled technologies:

Download-heavy Java applets for simple page navigation
Flash movies for superfluous intro animations
Frames that disable simple book-marking and URL-sharing
The overuse of images when simple HTML text would do
Some of these technologies have been permanently scarred by excessive misuse. Flash is synonymous with Skip Intro and Java applets within Web applications are often shunned.

“Many of us have been so bombarded with bad press on client-side Java that advising anything other than an HTML-based front end would be like digging your own grave.” - Alex Kalinovsky

Now as a flurry of interest in AJAX sweeps the Web, it’s worthwhile to consider the design implications of this technology lest we end up with “Skip AJAX” in the future."   continued ...   (Via LukeW)

AJAX can provide rapid feedback. - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

AJAX can provide rapid feedback


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