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Ľ Weblications: This ain't your grand-pappy's interweb

Fri, Oct 7th 2005: Melbourne, Australia: Swinburne/CCBI

Web developers have been severely limited by the "click-wait-read" page-based model of the web, preventing them delivering a high level of interactivity through a browser interface and making the difference between local software and web pages very stark.

But by breaking away from the traditional page-based model some newer web applications such as Gmail and Google Maps behave almost like they are installed and running on the userís computer. No longer is it necessary to load a whole new page just to update part of the interface or respond to a click.