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Nobody seems to mention search bots and SEO. Standard applications load their pages in full when browser URL changes and execute Javascript (if enabled) from that point on. Search bots don't have Javascript but they can still see page content. Single page applications on the other hand manipulate browser location without full page loads. They often issue ...


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It bears being said: The reason to stick with it is because it is the standard, and standards are empowering. A 'browser' is a complex class creature. It includes screen readers and other systems for non-standard display. If you haven't read what Accessibility is about, check chapter 3 of the Government usability guidelines Remember that ...


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You asked why we don't use AJAX techniques more: to me the key is in the word 'rely' that you used later in that paragraph. AJAX relies on JavaScript; some users disable JavaScript in their browsers, for whatever reason, which precludes them from viewing AJAX-driven content as intended, meaning you would still need the standard refresh as a fallback. The ...


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A few of the developers I work with have talked about using "lazy loading" as a way to break up that initial page load into smaller chunks. For example if you look at: http://www.fastcompany.com/ as you scroll down the page it loads more content. The idea is not only to make the site load faster by breaking it up into smaller chunks (which I'd make the ...



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