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AJAX -- What it is, what is isn't and where the heck do I begin?
What does your mind conjure up when you hear the word "AJAX" in the context of web development? If you're like most people you probably think of programs accessing a server behind the scenes and updating the web page without the old-fashioned, annoying page refresh. AJAX is a basic characteristic of a Web 2.0 application. Look at this example:
The one I've used on this site is called "Multifaceted Lightbox" by Greg Neustaetter at Graphics by Greg. Oh -- this version does support AJAX should you need it, but that's one of the things people seem to misunderstand -- when do you need to use AJAX and when is it unnecessary.
So how do you make this useful on your Domino web site? Check back soon -- I'll have a simple example database you can use immediately. Not one of those that you have to spend hours trying to figure out what the heck you need to do just to see it in action, but rather one that you can open in Notes, preview on the web, and viola, it works. And it will be so simple you won't believe it can really be that easy! Expecially if you've ever tried figuring out any of the other Domino examples out there!
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