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James Edwards -- JavaScript guru, author and all-round nice guy -- is in town from the UK and has kindly agreed to give a presentation entitled "What has Ajax done for us anyway?"

James has established himself as one of the Web's leading experts on the topic of JavaScript and web accessibility, so this is one talk you won't want to miss. Be sure to RSVP so you don't miss out! (Thank you to those who have done so already.)

"What has Ajax done for us anyway?"

The best bits of Web 2.0 -- social networking, tagging, folksonomies -- are conceptual not technological, and we don't really need Ajax to implement them. We can build these next-generation apps without destroying accessibility or riding roughshod through user expectations.

In this presentation, I won't be trying to tell you not to use Ajax, or decrying it as "evil" or "fundamentally inaccessible". I won't spend a lot of time criticising bad examples -- unconstructive criticism is all too easy, and bad examples don't mean that a general principle is bad.

But I will be exploring and advocating the option of not using Ajax, on a case-by-case basis, as a solution or workaround to the problems it can create. And I'll be looking at some of the darlings of Web 2.0, to see how much of what they do really needs Ajax to make it work well.

More details: http://webstandardsgroup.org/

Event submitted by Eventful.com on behalf of priscillabw.

Official Website: http://webstandardsgroup.org/meetings/index.cfm?event_id=83

Added by priscillabw on January 22, 2007