Ajax A New Approach to Web Applications

A collegue of mine who’s a graphical designer (or art director, as his card tells us) refered to an article about Ajax. According to the article it’s based on HTML, XHTML, CSS, DOM, XML, XSLT, XMLHttpRequest and Javascript binding these technologies together.

I don’t care what the writer has to say about the technologies, but I think he has a point when he says that this is going to be the next big thing in the world of the web development. Or at least I hope so. He refers to GMail, Google Suggest and Google Maps. Although non of those websites has an awesome looking design like all Microsoft products have, the user experience certainly rocks my world! I cannot believe how fast GMail and Google Suggest are, how easy it is to work with them.

The article is a good read and it’s certainly something companies can benefit from, when adapted. Especially when they adapt early.