How to make dynamic windows (like Gmail/Facebook)

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by stevehp, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. stevehp macrumors 6502

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    Hi All,

    Sorry, I don't even know the proper term for what I want.

    Gmail and Facebook are 2 examples of services that use some kind of technology that acts like flash, but isn't...ie, clicking on a word animates a new box that opens up info below it...Another example is the newsfeed settings on facebook - http://[B]yourschool[/B].facebook.com/feed_prefs.php

    Thanks a lot!!!

    Steve
     
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  3. stevehp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    great!

    Thanks!

    Is it hard to program? Are there any Dreamweaver type apps for it?
     
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    AJAX is a methodology more than a language or something that can be solved with a plugin to Dreamweaver. There are tons of tutorials out there; you need to find one that works for you and develop your skills so you can create a page that suits your needs. There isn't really a magic wand for AJAX. There's plenty of frameworks that make it easier, but you still need to know how to put the code together.
     

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