Use Firefox extension to solve your AJAX problems

This are the slides from my talk at Widgets Web Expo, earlier this month. While the original title was a bit more conservative, the main purpose of the talk was to inform the interested public about the issues regarding AJAX, cross-domain post request and how it affects your application.

What I tried to do here, is to discuss the User Interface decisions that you have to make, when you’re talking to remote servers. Namely:

  • progress delay and emulation of instant gratification with non-smart recommendations
  • quiet parsing in background, to not give user the need to watch progress
  • limited HTML inclusion as lots of blog platforms limit what you can do with HTML and CSS
  • teaching of users how to use widgets and where and how they are activated as we don’t have true conventions yet

More details in presentation:

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