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Enterprise AJAX: Strategies for Building High Performance Web Applications by Andre Charland, Alexei White, David Johnson

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Chapter 9. User Interface Patterns

AJAX is quickly generating a new paradigm in web applications. The sheer size of the AJAX movement is beginning to eclipse other technologies such as Flash and Java Applets. Patterns form the foundation of any effective user interface. Good patterns remove the burden of learning to interact with an application, and a successful AJAX application is characterized by the subtlety in the way that it modifies the conventions of its user interface. This chapter examines a few of the patterns that support a subtle, yet robust, interface for the users of AJAX applications. Some excellent books are available that deal with user interfaces in greater detail than we can do in this book, but this chapter gives you a good ...

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