The Internet just got a whole lot nicer to use

The Internet just got a whole lot nicer to use
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AJAX is nothing new, the technology has been around for some time, but the application of the technology has only been widely adopted in the last 18 months or so....

Guy Brighton
  • 5 september 2006

AJAX is nothing new, the technology has been around for some time, but the application of the technology has only been widely adopted in the last 18 months or so. AJAX is nice from a user perspective because it allows for seamless experiences when submitting or requesting information, so, for example, if you want to spell check an email before sending it, you don’t have to wait for the whole screen to reload – click on a button and the miss-spelt text will just get highlighted. Click on each miss-spelt word and a choice of correctly spelt words appear. No need for the page to reload or any other irritating, time consuming barriers get in your way. Genius! As mentioned in a previous article, its elements like this that make browser based experiences more like traditional desktop-based applications. With each new service, it becomes increasingly clear that technologies like AJAX can make our online experiences that little bit more pleasant. Time and time again I come across a website where it has been put to good use and has dramatically improved the overall user experience. Places where I find it really useful include Gmail, del.icio.us, Flickr and Google maps.

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