Lesson 15:Creating Applications with Dynamic HTML and AJAX

Dynamic HTML offers you something unique: the capability to make changes in web pages on the fly. Using conventional HTML, web pages are loaded by a browser and just sit there until you click a link or interact with forms. That’s pretty simple, but it can be static and boring.

People have improved upon static web pages by using a variety of technologies outside the realm of HTML. Any number of platforms are available for creating server-side web applications. You can embed Shockwave and Flash in your pages to add animation and interactivity, and use Java applets to provide application-like functions. However, these methods rely on browser plug-ins or virtual machines (which can be ...

Get Sams Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML and CSS in One Hour a Day now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.