Ajax, DHTML and JavaScript components are important in the era of Web 2.0. Recent Web-applications tend to use them to provide more interactivity and guarantee better functionality. But what Javascript libraries can be used for a new web-project? What functions, effects and useful techniques are actually provided by them? We deliver answers.

The result is an extensive list with over 60 Ajax, Javascript and DHTML Libraries – with detailed description. Links checked on May/07 2008 – screenshots added.

  • AjaxAC
    AjaxAC is an open-source framework written in PHP, used to develop/create/generate AJAX applications. The fundamental idea behind AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript And XML) is to use the XMLHttpRequest object to change a web page state using background HTTP sub-requests without reloading the entire page.
  • Ajax.NET Professional
    Ajax.NET Professional (AjaxPro) is one of the first AJAX frameworks available for Microsoft ASP.NET and is working with .NET 1.1 and 2.0.
  • AjaxRequest Library
    AjaxRequest is a layer over the XMLHttpRequest functionality which makes the communication between Javascript and the server easier for developers.
  • AHAH: Asychronous HTML and HTTP
    AHAH is a very simple technique for dynamically updating web pages using JavaScript. It involves using XMLHTTPRequest to retrieve (X)HTML fragments which are then inserted directly into the web page, whence they can be styled using CSS
  • dojo, the Javascript Toolkit Dojo is the Open Source Javascript toolkit that makes professional web development better, easier, and fasterScreenshot
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