Useful ajax scripts
Ajax is quickly revolutionizing web applications. Several web developers and websites are shifting to ajax because of its efficient use of space, time and the great effects it can employ onto a website providing an enriching experience for the end user. There are tons of pre written scripts already available for free for developers to utilize on their websites and also to use as tutorials to learn the language for developers still in the process of the learning curve, here are of them that can come in handy:
- Roundcube Webmail
This ajax script is a complete web mail client with all the features of a standard email client with IMAP support and a completely ajaxed interface. This results in displaying all links and contents of the client without the page being reloaded, much like how all the mainstream web mail clients have shifted their email software to function. Roundcube is open source so you are free to download the source code and edit it and learn from it as well.
- AJAX Feedback Form
This is an excellent forum script (though not as popular) that runs completely on an ajax framework and is developed comprehensively to manage the back button efficiently and security measures to automatically handle spam, and thus maintain a forum on auto-pilot. It is also available open source so you are free to play around with the code as well.
This is another efficient and simple script to create a sleek gallery interface to handle your images. It does not require database integration though it can be optionally added. It provides lightbox view of images and efficient thumbnail navigation and it is built on ajax so all navigation is dynamic on a single web page and does not require reloading of the page.
- Ajax IM
The idea behind Ajax is well supported in a chat client where a form is dynamically updated without the reload of a page, this was easily achieved in offline applications but as cloud computing started getting more popular, several chat clients developed web applications which worked by reloading the page in short intervals, thanks to ajax this changed the way web IM worked and this script is an example of it.
Those are 5 of the useful ajax scripts among several of them that you can find online available freely for download.