23 September 2008

The Ajax Experience 2008: Boston, MA

The Ajax Experience 2008: Boston, MA

Okay -- this is a real, real small point, but why does the main website for the Ajax Experience 2008 (the big time Ajax conference) use Flash for its main animation on the front page? :\

It's not even very fancy Flash -- this definitely could have been made in JavaScript. :P

2 comments:

  1. Answer being that the Ajaxian dudes let another company (The Tech Target) basically run the show for them. Tech Target does the advertising, hosting, has all the crew, gets all the presentations together, _builds/hosts the website_ etc...

    So while the conf is definitely Ajax focused and is all hardcore Javascript devs, the company putting it on doesn't really have much to do with that.

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  2. Understood. That being said, I still think it's kinda silly. :P

    Fortunately, it's good that Ajax and Flash aren't nemeses or anything. I guess it'd be different if this was like the "Silverlight Web Design Conference" and the main page used Flash.

    (Coincidentally, the Silverlight.net homepage uses dhtml for its animation instead of Flash, I guess assuming the average user doesn't already have Silverlight installed.)

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