Thursday, February 15, 2007

Some RIA Shopping Sites

A whole new generation of shopping sites is on the horizon based on Rich Internet Application technology. RIAs, also known as AJAX or Web 2.0 applications, are transforming how the Web looks and feels because they are designed to take advantage of broadband Internet speeds and are not based on the traditional Web page metaphor. Instead of sending you a page of text and images to view, an RIAenabled site first sends you software that takes over some or all of your Web browser and delivers the experience the Web site owners have developed.

RIAs for the Holidays — great-looking, full-blown RIA shopping for designer home goods. — another RIA shopping experience from the folks who "Just Did It." — serendipitous product finding interfaces; try the Shop by Color, Time Machine and Sampler features.