Rick Strahl posted his session slides and samples from his ASP.NET Connections. Really good presentations.http://west-wind.com/weblog/posts/336745.aspx
The simple reason is that frameworks got much better.
My first encounter with AJAX was via using MagicAjax.net
at the begining of 2005. Later when Atlas/ASP.NET AJAX got better I start using it for my projects.
traverse HTML documents, handle events, perform animations, and add
- Ext JS 2.0
- Dynamic Drive's new CSS library! Here you'll find original,
practical CSS codes and examples such as CSS menus to give your site a
Combine this with the good server side scripting technology like ASP.NET, PHP, Ruby on Rails and others and you may get very close to perfect harmony and nice warm Zen like feeling about design and performance of your web application. ;-)
This sounds like a simple question. I will say like many other developers/architects/consultants - "It depends..."Bottom line AJAX is bad for SEO!
For publicly facing company websites, were SEO important, stick with
the server side scripting such as ASP.NET, PHP, Ruby on Rails and
I am not mentioning static HTML pages here since medium and big size companies most likely will have data driven web site.
If you are building Line of Service business application AJAX will only make your application better.
Do not think twice learn it well and use it.
AJAX is great tool when used for proper application types
Here is my prediction -> 3 years from now Search engines will learn to understand and properly index and rank RIA/AJAX/FLASH/Silverlight/Flex/Put your faviorite client side technology here. Until then ...
AJAX and SEO: How to have an SEO Friendly AJAX website using jquery http://www.davidpirek.com/blog.aspx?n=AJAX-and-SEO:-How-to-have-an-SEO-Friendly-AJAX-website-using-jqueryhttp://www.seomoz.org/crawl-test
12 More SEO Tips for 2007 http://www.seochat.com/c/a/Search-Engine-Optimization-Help/12-More-SEO-Tips-for-2007/
SEO Myths http://www.seochat.com/c/a/Search-Engine-Optimization-Help/SEO-Myths/3/
SEO for AJAX http://www.johnon.com/270/seo-for-ajax.html
AJAX, Web 2.0 and SEO http://www.hybrid6.com/webgeek/2007/01/ajax-web-20-and-seo.php
Web 2.0 Technologies and Search Visibility http://searchenginewatch.com/showPage.html?page=3624222
CSS, AJAX, Web 2.0 & Search Engines http://www.seroundtable.com/archives/006889.html
Search engine optimization http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Search_engine_optimization
The Json.NET library makes working with JSON formatted data in .NET simple.
Quickly read and write JSON using the JsonReader and JsonWriter or serialize your .NET objects with a single method call using the JsonSerializerhttp://www.codeplex.com/Json