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My AJAX class is coming to a close with the presentation of my final project tonight. Since you heard from me last we’ve been exploring a plethora of different JS libraries and coming with with fun flashy examples of things you can do. The final project was to incorporate some AJAX into an actual website. I thought of creating a brand new website but couldn’t put my finger on exactly what I’d like to do. After stressing out about it for a few days it hit me, I just need to update a site I’ve already built. So that’s what I did. I changed the menu to something that looks better and now only the content refreshes on the page but the header, footer, and side bar stay the same. MMmmmmm AJAXy! I also found a way that I can open up external links right there on the website so people never actually leave the site when clicking on links. Very cool stuff. Plus the same library can be used to display pictures all fancy like. these are both tools I’ll be using in the future!
As for the closing of the class I’ll definitely miss it. Not so much the meeting from 6-9 every Tuesday but it’s been fun having a class where I can explore the different technologies AJAX has to offer.
As for this blog never fear. I’m taking another CIT 499 class in a month with Dr. Ho and I’m sure he’ll want us to keep a blog. The class is over Emerging Technologies so if you are interested in Web 2.0 and mobility stay tuned!