Posts Tagged ‘Ajax’


Making fancy websites without Flash: Introduction

Friday, February 20th, 2009


Adobe Flash is no doubt a favorite tool for a lot of web front-end developers and designers. It is widely supported on a variety of platforms and browsers and features a rich and cohesive set of tools and instruments. Some people even say it is the next evolutionary step of the Web.

Why not then?

Even though Flash is great, it has its drawbacks ( of course, I wouldn’t be writing this blog post otherwise ). (more…)


Highly responsive ajax applications without excess requests and bandwidth waste?

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

Ajax is not as powerful as one would imagine

If you have ever tried to develop a robust ajax application, you have probably reached a point where you want the client to be notified about a change on the server in “real time”. The most simple example – you need to create a chat application and want the client to instantly receive new messages upon their arrival on the server. And, if you like me, are not a fan of Flash ( which may be one of your major flaws ) and want to achieve this using only ajax techniques, you have found out that is not that simple. (more…)