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Ajax in Action by Darren James, Eric Pascarello, Dave Crane

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Chapter 11. The enhanced Ajax web portal

This chapter covers

  • Constructing an Ajax portal
  • Implementing a login framework
  • Creating dynamic windows
  • Remembering window state
  • Adapting library code

More and more companies have been adopting a portal-based intranet. Portals give users an easy gateway for obtaining large quantities of information on one page. This eliminates the need for the user to go to multiple locations to get the information they need. Online portals such as Yahoo! allow us to obtain news, weather, sports scores, mail, games, and so much more on just one page. Another portal is Amazon’s A9.com search portal, which lets us do searches on multiple areas without going to separate pages. We can search for web pages, books, images, ...

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