MSN Spaces Architect on AJAX

Scott from MSN (the SiteExperts space) is running a fascinating series on the technology behind the AJAX-y MSN Spaces, with interesting and compelling insights into bringing software engineering back into web-enabled design.

But that’s only half the story – the comments in each post to /siteexperts/ seems to bring out the crazies like no other!

Recommended reading, both for the design patterns and the crazy people in the comments.

When Bugs Become Patterns
Event Handlers
Why AJAX is so 1999, Part 2
Why AJAX is so 1999, Part 1

You may have noticed that Pinkjoint is 99.9% AJAX- (and hype-) free. That’s a design choice. We still thought deeply about it.