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: