Bulletproof Ajax (Book review)
Everybody wants Ajax these days. Designers, developers, and clients alike all want the perceived slickness that Ajax can add to a website or Web application.
And done the right way, Ajax can enhance the usability of a site for most visitors. But sadly, Ajax is rarely used the right way, and more often than not it is implemented in an obtrusive and inaccessible manner with little or no real usability improvements. And that's where this much needed book comes in.
It's refreshing to read a book where the author has enough courage to say that the technology the book is about isn't always the right tool for the job. Because Ajax isn't always the best choice, despite what you may think if you listen to the hype.
I love this book. I love it for its simplicity and how Jeremy encourages the use of unobtrusive Ajax. I love it because I fully agree with nearly every word in it. And I love it because it is a quick read, since I think that will make it more likely to be picked up by the people it is aimed at.
If you are a front-end developer or a designer with a solid understanding of HTML and CSS, but aren't quite sure when and how to use Ajax, you want this book.
- Bulletproof Ajax
- Author: Jeremy Keith
- ISBN-10: 0321472667
- ISBN-13: 978-0321472663