jQuery and Ajax in the Presentation Tier

  • Alan Harris


The landscape of the Internet has changed dramatically over the past few years. Users expect more functionality out of web applications, to the point that the line between web and desktop is somewhat blurred. The issue is complicated by the nature of web browsers themselves; different manufacturers have implemented different parts of individual standards, added their own custom features that other browsers don’t support, and so on. A web developer is left to try to create identical functionality and appearance across any number of distinct browsers that may or may not support any number of features. It appears quite daunting indeed. Luckily, there exists a quality JavaScript framework called jQuery that aims to bridge developer and user desire with browser results. We’ll begin with a discussion of the problem domain, explore jQuery, and look at some clever ways to add Ajax functionality to the CMS. We’ll improve on the style and design of the public-facing site as well.


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