Brian's Notes

Thoughts on Stuff and Junk

AJAX v. Flash RIA

I just realized something, I use and prefer AJAX enabled web applications over those that are Flash based. Thinking about it I believe it’s speed and scrolling that make the difference. Flash apps always feel too heavy and clunky whereas HTML is light and crisp. Gmail (AJAX) vs. Goowy (Flash): even though Goowy offers SO much more than Gmail I can’t get myself to use it. It’s feels slow. Of course it’s also fancier than Gmail too and that comes at a speed cost.

This is nothing profound, just rambling thoughts.

In other news I broke down and bought this book by 37signals. If you’re involved in any web application development or frankly involved in the construction of anything I recommend it. Think less, not more.