The influence of AJAX on Web Usability

Andreas Holzinger, Stefan Mayr, Wolfgang Slany, Matjaz Debevc

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In this paper we discusses some pros and cons of using AJAX for increasing the usability of Web applications. As AJAX allows Web applications look like desktop applications, it can increase the learnability of a Web application. Nevertheless, AJAX can also be the source of end user frustration if the XMLHttpRequest is not supported by the browser, Javascript is not available, or an Internet connection is missing. We also provide some workarounds for server response time gaps, for example by providing visible user feedback messages) and enabling the back button to work properly.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICE-B 2010 - Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Business
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Print)978-989842517-1
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventInternational Conference on E-Business: ICE-B 2010 - Athen, Greece
Duration: 26 Jul 201028 Jul 2010


ConferenceInternational Conference on E-Business

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing

Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

  • Basic - Fundamental (Grundlagenforschung)
  • Experimental


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