Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Faster DOM Queries

Faster DOM Queries: "Alex Russell, head honcho of the Dojo Foundation, suggests a hideous hack to speed up DOM queries. Why does he want to do this? He wants behavioral extensions to be applied as quickly as possible and he has a point. For a good user experience the code to support a web interface should be applied as quickly as possible. A delay can lead to an unresponsive interface, confusing the user about what works and what doesn’t. So, while I think speeding up DOM queries is a worthy aim, I think that his “id hack” is a step too far. I am supposed to be a standards advocate after all." - Dean Edwards

Adaptive Path Essay on Ajax

The article that started it all...:)

adaptive path » ajax: a new approach to web applications: "If anything about current interaction design can be called “glamorous,” it’s creating Web applications. After all, when was the last time you heard someone rave about the interaction design of a product that wasn’t on the Web? (Okay, besides the iPod.) All the cool, innovative new projects are online."

Lightbox JS v2.0

Lightbox JS v2.0: "Lightbox JS is a simple, unobtrusive script used to overlay images on the current page. It's a snap to setup and works on all modern browsers."