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Just A Thought...on Ajax, usability, software development and anything else that catches my fancy.



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By: Bluelobe

Sat, 17 Jul 2010 20:44:41 +0000

Ajax made Yahoo Mail worse. I used to be able to create tabs of the various emails I want to read. Thanks to Yahoo Mail's Ajax implementation, this has been prevented. I have to right-click and pick 'create new tab' instead of the pre-Ajax cmd-click on a mail link.



By: The Music Nazi » Why Ajax Sucks (most of the time)

Thu, 05 Jan 2006 23:01:31 +0000

[...] Funny, though I am not sure I totally agree with this recent (and bogus) AJAX discussion as I have been using the concepts at my new employer, KnowNow and in the Gmail email client. The KnowNow RSS reader, publishing tool, and admin tools all use the AJAXREST format in UI implementation as does Gmail. AJAX is used to create a more Web 2.0 (interactive Web) experience using “Asynchronous JavaScript and XML” enabling browser updates with out refreshes. I am sure we can all see the value inherent in that paradigm. The funny thing is that KnowNow has had the capability before Gmail (and AJAX for that matter) ever existed… [...]



By: Nate

Wed, 21 Dec 2005 02:30:31 +0000

Well, I don't think people should feel too bad about being caught up in the spoof - it really was spot on and made some excellent points. I do think Ajax is pretty great (hey, I did write a book about it!) but it isn't the right solution for everything. Undoubtedly, we will see some really poor uses but that is natural with any new technology/technique. Heck, we've been writing web apps for nearly 10 years, thick apps for over 30, mainframe apps forever...and we still find ways to screw those up. Like most anything, the truth is in the middle. Ajax won't cure all the world's ills and it isn't evil...it can make significant improvements to the user experience when done properly. Hopefully the "Slashdotting" will bring more attention to Ajax abuse without quelling Ajax development!



By: Jonex

Tue, 13 Dec 2005 12:55:33 +0000

Even if it's a spoof, it's valid. Ajax share a lot of he disadvantages with frames. That's why you always should consider alternative before using Ajax. But for sites like gmail it works quite fine, I never send a link to a recieved mail, I'll send the mail itself if I want to. But te no-ajax version still is important since that enables me to check my mail even when using Safari. +3 Insightful, +1 Spoof.



By: Ajax sucks spoof - If..Else Log

Mon, 12 Dec 2005 10:04:36 +0000

[...] Chris McEvoy has now added spoof notices for the Ajax sucks article which managed to get featured on Slashdot. [...]



By: Bâshrat the Sneaky

Fri, 09 Dec 2005 15:10:48 +0000

Well, it *did* catch me :p. But if it had not been published on Slashdot, I would never have come accross it. Nice spoof anyway :D I commented it in my blog, over here.



By: Daniel Puzey

Fri, 09 Dec 2005 10:41:55 +0000

I notice it made Slashdot despite the spoof though... some people will never read to the end...



By: Nate

Fri, 09 Dec 2005 01:40:44 +0000

Thanks Chris - I really enjoyed the spoof! Thanks for putting it out there, you've started a very useful conversation. I hope this gets people thinking about Ajax from the proper perspective: how does it help our users? Thanks for the comment!



By: Chris McEvoy

Thu, 08 Dec 2005 08:18:35 +0000

Thanks for the thoughful post. You are spot on in your observations and I never intended for it to be taken this seriously. I have mentioned your post in the comments section for "Hurrinace Ajax".