Chapter 14. Creating more interactive views

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.

—Nelson Mandela

Web content has always been interactive, ever since the beginning of HTML as a markup language. The sore spot today is not linking together related content hosted on different sources, but making the resulting experience as smooth and quick as possible for the user. My favorite definition of user experience expresses this concept: the experience users go through when they interact with your views.

Web views became rather bloated and cumbersome in the past decade, padded with a lot of graphics, images, videos, and advertising. In addition, the mobile-inherited attitude ...

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