Web Standards and AJAX

November 24, 2005

AJAX (Asynchronous Javascript and XML) has been generating a lot of buzz in the web development community since it has been dubbed as such by the folks from Adaptive Path and O'reilly Media.

With the promise that AJAX has shown, I wonder how web standards fit into the picture. It turns out that Jesse James Garrett wrote in his online essay that web standards are actually key components of the AJAX technology. Predictably, web standards define the presentation layer of the AJAX approach.

The core technologies behind AJAX has been around for a while and it is just a matter of how developers and designers wield this emerging tool. Good thing web standards are there to help.

Safari gets to Acid2 first

November 23, 2005

Remember Acid2? (It's the test that ensures browser's extensive support for web standards. I had a posting about IE7 and how it was faring poorly to the test.)

The good news is that there is already a browser that has passed the test: Safari RSS.

I was interviewed recently on my participation on the Manila leg of the World Usability Day. Here's the article about World Usability Day in Manila.