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I just read Plip's post about Ajax and usability. Recently, there is a lot of buzz around AJAX technology. To use or not use - that is the question. I think it's OK and even a good practice to mix AJAX with a non-AJAX code for scenarios like datetime picker that depends on the server date and time, querying for something on the server every specified interval of time (for some alert for example), parent/child relationship between lists and/or comboboxes, perform some action on server when user closes the window and so on. AJAX will save all the roundtrip to the server and improve experience of your users. But you should use it wisely. I wouldn't build a whole application with AJAX until it become transparent to our users (I mean problems with back, refresh, stop buttons and so on). Posted on Sunday, October 16, 2005 9:12 PM ASP.NET | Back to top


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Good point Michael. I think Ajax provides for an incrementally improved user experience, but it is far from the endall that some promote it to be. Use with extreme prudence.
Left by Kenneth Stein on Dec 07, 2005 12:44 AM

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