Ajax can mimic the load time, complexity and interactivity of applications that are usually installed on your desktop, giving the user a more complex web experience.
As part of New Years Resolution #2 and #6, check out these 35 must know Ajax tutorials, techniques and resources that will help beginners learn the concepts and techniques involved in Ajax development and hopefully teach more advanced developers a few new tricks.
An Ajax enabled online calendar. Drag and drop events to change dates, drag the start/end of an event to create multi-day events, create and edit events without refreshing the page.
Dynamically loaded articles
In this script, you have a list of article titles at the right side. When you click on one of them, AJAX will be used to request the content of the article from an external file and show it in the main area
Easy Calendar With AJAX and PHP
Create a calendar component using Ajax and PHP. Allows you to navigate months without refreshing the page.
Scriptaculous Lists with PHP
Tutorial demonstrating continuous pagination, in which the user keeps scrolling down rather than going to another page
Ajax Website Slider
This web slider will enhance your website and give it that extra something. This looks great, and is easy to make too!
This tutorial teaches you how to make those very cool input fields that auto complete based on what you type.
AJAX Made Easy
Build a calculator in AJAX
To-Do List With PHP and AJAX
A to-do list that will allow you, or your user, to create, update, and delete items asynchronously
Ajax Username Availability Checker
Every once in a while you find a great usage of Ajax. One great usage is the username availability checker.
AJAX File Uploader Tutorial
Build an AJAX-powered component that can upload a file to a server and monitor the progress of a file upload request in real time.
Voting System with jQuery, AJAX and PHP
Vote up or down on any particular link, giving an indication of how well an article has been received. In this tutorial, you learn how to recreate this unique voting system using jQuery, AJAX and PHP.
AJAXify WordPress Comment Posting
How to integrate Google Calendar in your website using AJAX
One of the features I find most interesting in Google calendar is the possibility to create shared calendars, but also the availability of your calendar as XML or ICAL whether it’s a private or public one.
AJAX Tutorial with Prototype
This tutorial shows how to build a zip code verifier.
Ajax Contact Form
Learn how to create an Ajax contact form that emails the recipient without the page reloading.
Shoutbox using AJAX (with jQuery) Tutorial
Create a dynamic ajax based shoutbox with jQuery from scratch
jQuery AJAX delete
Removing contents with Ajax is a useful tool to have in any web designers kit. Using a few lines of jQuery we can remove a div and simultaneously remove a record from the database with Ajax
An incredible Ajax instant messenger that works just like Yahoo! messenger or any other IM client, except it’s embedded on the website as opposed to a desktop client. Ajax IM is incredibly robust, and could add quite a bit to your user’s experience.
Ajax Web Chat Application
Create your very own web chat using Ajax. This is pretty cool if you are looking to creating a live chat app for your website.
Ajax File Upload Tutorial
An easy tutorial teaching you how to make a simple Ajax file uploader Some neat graphics in this tutorial.
An AJAX-Based Shopping Cart
In this tutorial, you will create an AJAX-driven shopping cart and store all of the products in a MySQL database, using PHP to process the data. jQuery will deliver the AJAX on the page
Ajax Star Rater
This nifty little script allows users to rate just about anything you specify. It’s not tied to any platform, so you could literally use the script for anything that used PHP and MySQL.
Mastering Ajax, Part 1: Introduction to Ajax
“Understanding Ajax, a productive approach to building Web sites, and how it works”
Building Your First AJAX Application with PHP
An introductory post for getting started with AJAX
Web 2.0 Cheatsheet for Ajax
Collection of Online Resources for Ajax Programming From Joshua Eichorn
Nitty Gritty Ajax
70+ Ajax techniques you just can’t afford to miss
tripwire magazine present a list of more than 70 useful AJAX-based techniques and tools
Ajax Programming Resources and Articles
Ajax Examples in Action
This site will help you generate AJAX load icon for your project
Endless Ajax Resources
This article guides you through the AJAX basics and gives you two simple hands-on examples to get you started