Google or Yahoo! Maps are very fashionable and well-known applications used by masses. One can easily drag the maps and view far-flung areas. The transition of the screen is so swift and smooth that it gives you an illusion that the map is locally stored on your desktop and you are easily dragging it with no delay. This is due to Ajax.

On the contrary imagine using the same application, when you attempt to drag the map, you have to wait for the server reply with a blank screen for a short span of time.…

We have seen that flash and other comparable technologies for Rich Internet Applications (RIA) have been the centre of attention for the vast community of web developers and web designers. Flash has an edge over traditional web-development technologies as it can offer an exciting interface that is not possible by simple HTML.

Flash, along with all the technologies in the RIA category, have broadened the scope of simple web browsers. What we see today, from exciting animations to drag and drop shopping carts, are the wonders of RIA based technology.…

This is probably a common question. Why would anyone want to adopt Silverlight when there are similar highly successful software i.e. Flash with a strong support community? Here, we will NOT draw a comparison of Flash and Silverlight; however we will attempt to draw out some features of Silverlight that are compelling for developers. If you want to know the difference between the 2 software, read on.…

Joomla is probably today’s top CMS; popular and adopted worldwide. Extending fairly smaller websites by adding pages is a moderately trivial task; however, for websites that are updated on a daily basis, extending can be a cumbersome task requiring considerate manpower & energy. In this case a CMS presents the best possible solution to webmasters, and Joomla is a great choice.…

When designing, a common slip-up (although not a terminal error), is not designing an interesting or creative looking error 404 page. The error 404 page appears when the desired page is missing/ incorrectly entered into the browser by the surfer. Usually, those 404 error pages are bothersome for visitors, and can take away a potential visitor if they go away after landing on the page. Wouldn’t it be good if you could capture as many potential visitors as possible, who land on error 404 pages?…

Most of us should be familiar with today’s most anticipated run time application, Silverlight, from Microsoft. Silverlight was developed and released in 2007 with the aim to overcome the inadequacies of HTML to innovate and create more awesome & interactive graphical applications. In this article we will attempt to give you a quick round up about Silverlight and how Silverlight qualifies to have bright prospects in the web-designing world over other leading software, like flash.…

The World Wide Web is saturated with information and positioning your website in this huge internet market can really be an intimidating task. Your website should be designed in a way that more number of people visit it over and over again. Simply clubbing your site with graphics and flashy animations won’t do. You need to furnish your audience with relevant information to satiate their thirst for information. A good foundation and quality elements in the website will surely bring in more traffic.…