Features of Web 2.0 Development


Do you look for a website that has more user interactivity such as information sharing, cross platform flexibility? Then Web 2.0 should definitely be the answer for your needs. Web 2.0 is commonly associated with Web application which lets the user for interactive information, sharing hub that can work on different platform of technology which essentially becomes a part of the World Wide Web.

Examples for Web 2.0 based applications are Web-Based social communities, hosted services, intranet web application, social-networking sites, wikis, blogs etc., to name a few. A Web 2.0 web site allows the users to interact with another user who is present on the other side of the globe or to change website content, in contrast to non-interactive websites where users are limited to the passive viewing of information that is provided to them. Web 2.0 applications draws together the capabilities of client- and server-side software or technology, content syndication and the use of network protocols. For maintaining a Standard across all the browsers may use plug-ins and software extensions to handle the content and the user interactions and this plug-ins can also come from third party vendor.

Web 2.0 web sites provide users with information storage, creation, and dissemination capabilities that were not possible in the environment which is the predecessor of Web 2.0 A web 2.0 web site usually contains some of the following features and techniques. Searching functionality: A user can type a word or a phrase to find the information through Keyword search. Linkage to another world: It unites information together into a meaningful information environment using the model of the Web. Authoring the Website content: A feature, which let the user to author the website by creating or updating the contents of the website.

Tagging the Content: It gives an option to the users to add a one-word description to ease the searching without depending on pre-made categories. Extensions: It is Software that makes the web as an application platform as well as a document repository server. Signals: The use of syndication technical such as RSS feed lets the user to get notification on the content changes. How it works: The web browser technologies typically used to browse a Web 2.0 application are developed using Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (Ajax), Adobe Flash, and JavaScript/Ajax frameworks such as Yahoo! UI Library, Dojo Toolkit, MooTools, and jQuery. Ajax programming uses JavaScript to upload and download new data from the web server without refreshing the entire web page.


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