Well, again I have neglected my blog. But have no fear, I’m back with an AJAX based web application review for all of the geeks out there. I fired up my feed reader this morning and found roughly 25 new posts on the sites I subscribe to. One of those was a new entry at Devils Details for a website called Protopage. Protopage is a revolutionary AJAX web app that allows you to create your own dynamic home page. You can add links, leave notes, and even change the look of your Protopage.
So, I have been messing around with Protopage for about an hour now, and am finding it extremely frustrating. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great idea, is easy to use, and has some great features, but AJAX just hasn’t developed enough for a project of this size. The load times are enormous, and it took me about 20 minutes just to change the look of my Protopage. Now, I’m on a 5 MBPS connection, so I know it’s not my ISPs fault. Hopefully as AJAX continues to grow, so will this project, and who knows, maybe I’ll even try it again one day. Finally, I recommend this site to anyone interested in the power of AJAX.