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An Interview with ZK Creator Tom Yeh

Anyone who has been following the development of AJAX frameworks has heard of ZK, the server-side component GUI framework that allows you to write applications like you would a desktop app. It has become one of the most popular projects...
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Product Watch – Nusearch.com and Zohoshow

Two new AJAX flavored products launched today: Nusearch.com, a search engine with AJAX whizbang, and Zohoshow, the last piece in the Zoho Office Suite, a replacement for MS Office that includes Zohowriter. As of this writing, it looks that Nusearch,...
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Wanted: A Javascript Source Code Search Engine

I use quite a few search engines in my day-to-day work. I expect you do too. There's one that I use quite a bit to see what's happening in the Open Source world. No, it's not Freshmeat. It's Koders. Koders.com...
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Ajax Forms – Enhancing the user experience

The web is filling up quickly with examples of Ajax powered sites that allow us to do things we’ve never been able to do before on the web. From note taking apps, to spreadsheets, photo editors, and online games, Ajax...
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What is Web 2.0?

We are hearing more and more about this thing called Web 2.0 and how it's going to make the world whole. Or at least that it's going to improve the way we interact with the web. But how can we...
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Ajax and user experience

The increasing ubiquity of Ajax is becoming somewhat of a vicious cycle, as more demand creates more hype which creates even more demand. As such, it presents interesting challenges for designers. How do designers weight the pressure to 'Ajaxify', with...
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AJAX: Only Large Corporations Can Play?

Over at Pligg Blog the question is does the new AJAX technology put cool appdev out of the reach of all but the deepest of pockets? Do you think that the development of well written and web 2.0 software has...
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Usability Roundup – The Back Button

An oldie but a goodie -- the back button. The bain of designers, developers and usability experts everywhere. Some love it, some hate it. Here is a roundup of some of the best resources on this topic. Web Navigation -...
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Ajax, PageViews and the Advertising Based Business Model

As far back as December of last year, Forbes was ringing the alarm bells about Ajax breaking the advertising business model: While a popular approach to monetizing AJAX applications is advertising, there is a problem: There are no "page views."...
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Ajax and the "Back" button II

Designer's (of which I am one), are beginning to wrestle with the consequences of implementing Ajax, Flash and other rich interface technologies on the web. Among those consequences, is what to do with the "Back" button. It alone is responsible...
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