Things I've Tagged ‘AJAX’

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#AJAX, #JavaScript, #jQuery, #php, #Web Design

jQuery AJAX Form Submission

I’ve never been much of a programmer; and I’m probably unusually intimidated by JavaScript. I can’t explain its effect on me, considering what I’ve tackled with php (which, I suppose is arguably pretty simple and inefficient stuff), but it’s not something I’m proud of.

At any rate, this week I decided to tackle a bit of a problem that has been bothering me for as long as I’ve had the current design on my portfolio site.
The portfolio side of things exists as a single page site with work samples, a little information, and a contact form. The contact form would require that you reload the page upon submission in order to process and send the message, which always seemed like a jarring experience from a user interaction perspective.
In order to solve that problem, my solution was the ever popular: AJAX.

I’ve used some jQuery plugins in the past, so I was familiar with the framework; after doing some reading and thinking about compatibility with my current setup, I decided that jQuery’s built in AJAX implementation, and animation effects, would be just about perfect for my needs. Why? Because the jQuery framework is incredibly useful to me, as a designer, with little time for figuring out how to implement all of these fancy user interactions with JavaScript. Plus, it’s the framework I use for everything.

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