Archive: November 25th, 2005

.:: beedogs ::.

This is *exactly* the kind of thing that Tim Berners-Lee had in mind when he invented the World Wide Web: pictures of dogs, dressed as bees.

Ajax training workshop

I’m telling you this now so you’ve got plenty of time to start saving your money and you can’t say I didn’t give you fair warning…

On February 10th, 2006, I will be giving a day-long workshop on Ajax. The training will take place at Victoria Park Plaza, London located conveniently close to Victoria station.

Who should go? You should go.

Why? Because, by means fair or foul, I will ensure that you learn something… something very cool, in all likelihood.

Don’t worry if you don’t have l33t JavaScript skillz. As long as you have a good grounding in markup and a basic knowledge of JavaScript, you’ll be all set to have a Neo-like “I know Kung-Fu” experience.

Yes, Ajax is a buzzword and yes, there’s a lot of hype surrounding it. But I’m going to cut through all that and get down to brass tacks. I’m going to show you how you can use Ajax to enhance your websites.

Let me tell me what the workshop won’t be. It won’t be a product presentation. In other words, I’m not going to stand there and tell you how some framework is going Ajaxify your site without you needing to worry yourself about the details.

Well, I want you to worry about the details. “Don’t make me think” is a great mantra for users, but it’s lousy for developers. I want to make sure that you think about all the implications that the Ajax methodology brings with it so that no user is left behind.

There’s going to be lots of talk about progressive enhancement, graceful degradation and accessibility. That may sound quite dry but I promise it’s going to be a fun ride.

Most of all, I’m confident that you will emerge at the end of the day’s training knowing how (and, more importantly, why) you can use Ajax. Heck, I’d offer a money back guarantee but I think Andy and Richard would crucify me.

So now you know what to expect, you can sign up over at the Clearleft website. You can register now for £345, a £50 early-bird discount. Oh, and you’ll get a copy of my book too.

Places are limited to 35, so don’t dilly-dally too long.

If you have any questions, or you want to see about getting a group discount, get in touch through the (Ajaxian) Clearleft contact page.