Five Ways to Spice Up Your Site with jQuery

By | 2010-05-25T21:19:09+00:00 November 5th, 2008|AJAX, JavaScript|

Javascript frameworks aren't just a path to AJAX without understanding XMLHttpRequest - mature libraries like jQuery are being across the board to improve usability, enhance accessibility and open doors to features you never thought were possible. With its inclusion in the ASP.NET platform, jQuery is now an accepted standard in all web development. In this tutorial, I'll show you five quick tips for spicing up your site, often without a single change to your existing code.

Getting Started with AJAX in jQuery

By | 2010-05-25T21:57:56+00:00 May 11th, 2008|AJAX|

AJAX is probably the biggest thing you can add to your site; with AJAX, you can dramatically increase functionality, and give your end users more usable web applications. But AJAX is tricky to get started with - it usually requires very complex JavaScript knowledge. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to get started with AJAX using the jQuery JavaScript framework.

AJAX Accessibility for Websites

By | 2010-05-25T22:19:27+00:00 March 10th, 2008|AJAX|

AJAX or Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, is an innovative way of using existing technologies to create highly interactive web applications. AJAX allows portions of the page to be updated without having to refresh and reload the entire page...

GWT Basics: AJAX Programming with Java

By | 2010-05-25T22:19:10+00:00 March 10th, 2008|AJAX, Java|

Prior to JavaScript and other client-side languages, Web browsers operated as if they were HTML dumb terminals, merely presenting Web pages generated on a server. For such pages, every user action requires a full page refresh, with a round-trip over the Internet, which degrades performance and thus user satisfaction. It may be fine for a great many Web sites, but it is completely inadequate for high-performance dynamic Web applications.

AJAX and PHP Form Processing

By | 2010-05-25T22:44:50+00:00 January 10th, 2008|AJAX, PHP|

Alright, so I've done a little work and decided to go through this step by step, because in all actuality everything helps when you're trying to learn a new programming language. For this project, I needed a form to send an email to the client once it's been validated and checked to be ok. Sounds simple enough in PHP in fact I had it working in about 15 minutes. The only problem was, it was boring. And the user had to wait for it to be submitted then after they were sent to another page rather than the home page, and I didn't like that.

Ajax Wireframing Approaches

By | 2010-05-25T22:50:44+00:00 November 23rd, 2007|AJAX|

Last week we introduced the concept of prototyping as a solution to the problem of representing Ajax at the early stages of designing an interface. We talked about some general strategies and attitudes we should take when starting a project (like not being a hero and establishing good relationships with our programmers) and reviewed some fundamental XHTML and CSS skills we should have in our arsenal before beginning the prototyping process.