Tag: Ajax

Support Customers by Helping Them Help Themselves

Published 3 years 10 months ago on August 12, 2014

If there’s a single, overarching theme that seems to resonate with product builders it is the pain point of support. Some despise it, but I’ve come to sincerely appreciate the support interactions I’ve had through SearchWP. It’s shown me how to be more patient, more understanding, and through that make SearchWP a better product in […]

I’ve Built a Live Search Plugin for WordPress

Published 4 years 1 month ago on May 5, 2014

Search continues to be (in my opinion) a very much underutilized aspect of many websites. It’s not that websites are universally lacking on-site search, it’s that it usually stinks. I did what I could to improve that for WordPress sites by building SearchWP. It’s what I’ve always wanted but never found in a search solution […]

Mocking jQuery AJAX with AmplifyJS Request

Published 5 years 7 months ago on October 16, 2012

Web Dev .NET: Mocking jQuery AJAX with AmplifyJS Request. The timeline of a recent project involved parallel development of a feature I was working on and the API I was to work with. Under normal circumstances this would have required my waiting for the API to be complete before I was able to fully do […]

Google Bot now crawls arbitrary Javascript sites

Published 6 years 1 month ago on May 17, 2012

Google Bot now crawls arbitrary Javascript sites. I think we were all confident that the day would come where search engines would in fact browse our AJAXified websites, but it’s nice to see some logged evidence that we’re dealing with it today. I recall the days when it was severely frowned upon when equivalent data […]

Breaking the Web with hash-bangs

Published 7 years 4 months ago on February 9, 2011

isolani – Javascript: Breaking the Web with hash-bangs. This article is rightfully making the rounds, it’s really important that you read it. For those not familiar with hash-bangs, it’s the newfangled “solution” (from Google) to create AJAX-crawlable websites. The best real-life example you’ve likely seen is the URL structure of New (is it still considered […]

We Haven’t Forgotten About Accessibility, Have We?

Published 7 years 7 months ago on October 18, 2010

There was a time when accessibility conversations took place as much as the latest tricks with CSS or JavaScript. Has the world moved on, leaving accessibility in the dust? Realizing that I have done my fair share of neglecting accessibility best practices lately, I’m going to focus on it.

Improving Your Process: Maintaining Product Quality

Published 10 years 2 months ago on April 14, 2008

As a Web designer or developer, it’s important to make sure that your products remain top quality, regardless of any speed bumps you may encounter.

Accelerated DOM Scripting Book Review

Published 10 years 8 months ago on October 15, 2007

What’s great about Accelerated DOM Scripting by Jonathan Snook, is that in the end, there is no doubt about it that JavaScript libraries aren’t what make the magic happen; the JavaScript does. I’m really thrilled to have read this book and absolutely recommend you add it to your library.

Bulletproof Ajax Book Review

Published 11 years 3 months ago on March 5, 2007

There’s a lot more to Ajax than the buzzword it has become recently. It has generated some serious usability and accessibility discussion to go along with all of the innovative applications it’s been involved with. Bulletproof Ajax by Jeremy Keith aims to start you off right with best practices surrounding this new technique.

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