Windows Live Local – Virtual Earth

Microsoft has released their Windows Live Local preview. You can drag the car around the map and see a first-person view of the street. Although the technology is cool, this is a very bizarre takeoff of Google Earth. The user has the option of choosing between a race car, a sports car, and walking. And […]

Yahoo! Mail Beta

Yahoo! Mail is offering a beta test of their new email system and it is awesome. This is by far the best free online email management I’ve seen. The new AJAX interface looks and feels like a real application, the design is clean, and the controls are very clear. This may be the deciding factor […]

Particletree – 4 Layers of Separation

Particletree’s Ryan Campbell offers up the 4th layer of separation for web development. The predominant thinking has been three layers of separation: structural, presentational, and behavioral – completely ignoring the 4th layer: data. This is a very important article to read if you are a serious web developer. Through the use of XSLT, developers are […]


Check out Netvibes! It’s still in beta development, but I love the simple AJAX design. This is just like Google’s personalized page or a My Yahoo! page. I wonder how many more of these dashboard-like pages we’re going to see in the near future.


Take a look at Google Maps. Want to know how they did that? Through a combination of Dynamic HTML and XML, developers now have a new technique to develop sophisticated web applications. Find out more at AJAX Matters.