Synopses & Reviews
Is Ajax a new technology, or the same old stuff web developers have been using for years? Both, actually. This book demonstrates not only how tried-and-true web standards make Ajax possible, but how these older technologies allow you to give sites a decidedly modern Web 2.0 feel.
The book also explains:
- How to connect server-side backend components to user interfaces in the browser
- Loading and manipulating XML documents, and how to replace XML with JSON
- Manipulating the Document Object Model (DOM)
- Designing Ajax interfaces for usability, functionality, visualization, and accessibility
- Site navigation layout, including issues with Ajax and the browser's back button
- Adding life to tables & lists, navigation boxes and windows
- Animation creation, interactive forms, and data validation
- Search, web services and mash-ups
- Applying Ajax to business communications, and creating Internet games without plug-ins
- The advantages of modular coding, ways to optimize Ajax applications, and more
describes the contents of this unique toolbox in exhaustive detail, and explains how to get the most out of it.
Ajax builds on older technologies and techniques but reaches a tipping point where the results are new. This guide gives readers information on this new stage of Web development and reveals ways to apply Ajax solutions to classically difficult Web interface and structure issues.
About the Author
Anthony T. Holdener III currently builds Internet/Intranet applications utilizing the latest available technologies while striving for accessibility and cross-browser compatibility. He has worked with the web in one form or another since 1997 when he helped open an Internet cafe in Fairview Heights, Illinois. A graduate of St. Louis University with a degree in Computer Science, Anthony has worked as a web architect or developer for the past eight years for a number of Fortune 500 companies in the St. Louis area. He is also the author of Ajax: The Definitive Guide. He resides in the village of Shiloh, Illinois, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife and twin toddlers. When not on his computer, Anthony enjoys reading, painting, and spending time with his family.
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