Preparing for the Next Wave
February 24, 2005
As the wave of CSS and xHTML wanes, what will the next big wave be in web development and design? In, fact, this wave has already started emerging, Google has been a big trend setter for it with their google maps, google suggest and gmail. Jesse James Garrett has written up a great essay on what he calls it, “Ajax”. Even here at IDI we have started using some components of it. It is a great model to start using and taking notice of. Garrett concludes his essay with an invitation.
Instead, the challenges are for the designers of these applications: to forget what we think we know about the limitations of the Web, and begin to imagine a wider, richer range of possibilities.
What can we do to prepare?
“Ajax” is something new, but don’t be afraid to jump on board and enjoy the ride. It will be fun!