What is AJAX?
Since around 2006, the term/buzzword ‘AJAX’ has been thrown around like a frisbee in a playground. So what exactly is AJAX?
If you’ve had an auto-suggest bubble pop up as you’re searching, or if you’ve seen form sub-sections magically appear as you choose options, then you have already used AJAX. Slow, static web pages have given way to speedy, animated interfaces with more nifty features.
Some examples of what you can achieve with AJAX include:
- Auto-suggest popups
- Form elements appearing/hiding as you complete the form
- Slider controls
- Draggable/droppable content