Ajax Homepages

Richard MacManus explains: “AJAX homepages are being touted as a new kind of homepage for the Web. Microsoft and Google are set to dominate, but don’t count out the open platforms yet So what makes them different from 90’s era portals like Excite and AltaVista, apart from the use of AJAX? Well this new kind of homepage isn’t just a place to store all your content and links. It’ll house your widgets, gadgets and web services too. And as I’ll explain, having an open API platform to build widgets and web services is going to be crucial for the growth and survival prospects of AJAX homepages. It will also allow open standards-driven companies like Broadband Mechanics (who I do work for) to utilize those platforms – which will in turn benefit users and feed back into the widgets/modules ecosystem.”

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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.