Ajax is at the heart of the Web 2.0 revolution. It isn’t a technology but, rather, is a technique that leverages other technologies and techniques, such as CSS, XML, DHTML, and XHTML. Many Web designers and programmers would like to incorporate Ajax in their projects because of the amazing functionality it can add to a Web site, but they can’t because of the steep learning curve. That’s where this book steps in. It makes learning Ajax fun and easy — a great place to start! Visual QuickProject Guides focus on a single project. In this case the project is creating a business employee directory, like an address book. What’s being created is a better, new kind of Web site.
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