AJAX Best Practices


AJAX Best Practices

Alex Bosworth has compiled a list of Do’s and Don’t’s when using AJAX.

Do Use AJAX For:

  • Form driven interaction
  • Deep hierarchical tree navigation
  • Rapid user-to-user communication
  • Voting, Yes/No boxes, Ratings submissions
  • Filtering and involved data manipulation
  • Commonly entered text hints/autocompletion

Don’t Use AJAX For:

  • Simple forms
  • Search
  • Basic navigation
  • Replacing a large amount of text
  • Display manipulation
  • Useless widgets

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