Via CaryGEE, who always has his finger on the trigger of tomorrow, this is a vestige of things to come….
Take a look at ProtoPage.com which offers “Free AJAX start pages now with RSS news feeds, sticky notes and bookmarks“.
The user need not register, but if no registration is made, the created page expires in 48 hours. Registration is free, so it is definitely worth the experiment.
We have created an AJAX page for links and RSS to the law of the European Union at http://www.protopage.com/orcimtfos. This kind of a page can be created in a very short period of time for almost any topic – the applications are immense.
As written by Jesse James Garrett on February 18, 2005 in Ajax: A New Approach to Web Application, Ajax “represents a fundamental shift in what’s possible on the Web“.
Garrett writes further that:
“An Ajax application eliminates the start-stop-start-stop nature of interaction on the Web by introducing an intermediary — an Ajax engine — between the user and the server. It seems like adding a layer to the application would make it less responsive, but the opposite is true.
No more waiting around? Terrific. The promise of this technology is immense, and that is why Google is using it. Garrett writes further:
“Google is making a huge investment in developing the Ajax approach…. Others are following … Flickr … Amazon’s A9.com search ….“
AJAX is going to be a blockbuster. Take a look at Garrett’s Q&A.
Crossposted to EU Pundit.