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The AJAX Factor

A&;side from the many-interface enhancing, time-saving benefits of Ajax, sometimes you do just want to 'wow' your site visitors. It's easy to give your site an 'Ajaxy' feel, regardless of asynchronously updating it with server-side XML, just by sprucing up your interface with some snappy JavaScripts. The easiest way to get many of these effects is to reference a JavaScript library (sometimes called a toolkit or framework, depending on how robust the provider feels the code is). A few of the leading favorites in the AJAX community (in no particular order) are:

  1. Script.aculo.us: (http://script.aculo.us/)

  2. jQuery: (http://jquery.com/)

    There's also:

  3. Moo.fx: ( ...

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