The ligthweigth widgets for your next XHTML GUI...
without consumpting a great amount of resources on the client browser.
This is mainly addressed to large AJAX projects, with tons of forms and various controls - not
a simple contact form into a personal website.
Nowadays there're a lot of DHTML widgets designed to imitate the desktop-app look & feel
(see the Competitors
page for links); building a full-featured webapp with this widgets often requires a
considerable amount of RAM on the client and a fast CPU.
Moreover, most browser experiments some troubles when their resources usage becomes so
intensive - remember that browser applications was originally created to render static
but only short snipplets of code.
LWcomponents are different because they are designed with the following goals (in order):
- performance: widgets must bring a minimal overhead on the client
- functionality: widgets must enhance the standard HTML functionality, not simply mimic them
- easy usage: ajax applications are the future of the web, so everyone should be able to use this stuff
The back side is a somewhat primitive layout; LWcomponets are not so well-looking than other DHTML widgets, so if the appearance is a must into your project you should go away...
This document last modified Tuesday, 28-Mar-2006 07:06:08 UTC