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UIE Virtual Seminar Presentation (How does this work?)
Founder, Further Ahead
for your entire
Have some familiarity with Ajax? This seminar will help you navigate the minefield
and maximize the effectiveness of using Ajax in your design.
Incorporating Ajax into your design can dramatically impact a user’s experience on your site. You can improve flow, reduce errors, and improve satisfaction. You can also ruin your site’s experience just as easily, causing more harm than good. As with any powerful tool, Ajax needs to be wielded with care.
Do you know where and when to use Ajax? Today’s best designers are well versed in Ajax's technical fundamentals, best practices, and design implications. They know what the tool can do well and what’s hard to implement. Even those equipped with talented developer resources tell us they are most effective when they can design directly into Ajax’s strengths and avoid its weaknesses. So if you’re in that crowd, or intend to be, this seminar is for you.
One of the most valuable things to know about Ajax is what it is and is not suited for. It’s important to know the pitfalls you'll need to avoid:
In this seminar for those familiar with Ajax, Derek Featherstone will show you how to get the most out of it. He’ll use great examples from Mint.com, GMail, and Basecamp, just to name a few. You’ll maximize your implementation, and not waste the benefits by tucking it everywhere. You’ll leave able to spot opportunities to implement Ajax in a successful manner—using easy-to-spot design patterns and implementation guidelines.
This is the perfect seminar for those designers looking to optimize their Ajax implementations for the best experiences.
Ajax has been on our Virtual Seminar wish list for some time. We know exactly the person to give this presentation - Derek Featherstone. His wealth of experience and insight as both a web developer and accessibility consultant enables him to provide audiences with immediately applicable and brilliantly simple approaches to everyday challenges in web site and application design.
We’ve known Derek for some time. He’s a top-rated speaker at UIE’s live events, most recently the 2009 Web App Summit. He is an internationally-known authority on accessibility and web development, and a respected technical trainer, and author.
We’re lucky to have him, as he’s a busy guy. As founder of Ottawa based Further Ahead, he is an in-demand consultant to government agencies, educational institutions and private sector companies since 1999. You can see his latest thinking on Ajax, accessibility, and all sorts of other good stuff at Box of Chocolates
Oh, and if you think Derek is attached to his keyboard, you’re incorrect. He regularly trains for and competes in triathlons.
for your entire
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