Here is a common problem: barriers to learning. Whether we’re talking about the walls between design and development or development and engineering or crossovers between many other web related disciplines, we are talking about walls. This is the first of several posts that will attempt to create bridges between these disciplines and open up the doors to Web 2.0 for those of you who are willing to learn.
Don’t get me wrong. I am not going to write tutorials or repeat many of the books and articles that talk about what AJAX is (if you want me to, just let me know and I would be happy to post about that as well). For now, I am just going to show you some of the shortest and most easy to thread paths for getting the knowledge that you want to get.
Now, since we’re talking about Designers in this first post, here are some of the best resources to begin a smooth and quick path of learning to the wonders of AJAX:
Some more examples of advanced projects and practices. Do not play with these guys unless you have given yourself a good grounding with the language. The examples here will serve you much better if you can understand them.
Learning is not about the quantity of books you will read but about the quality of knowledge you will comprehend. Please feel free to comment further with more ideas, and great sources of learning on this topic. These books, while mostly short, will still be a big spoon for anyone to take on simultaneously. That is why it is best to start with just one, the first one, and see where that knowledge take you. Enjoy, and please, let me know if these suggestions have worked for you. More will be coming soon.
Posted by: Diana Zink on Tuesday, 18th Mar, 2008