Thursday, March 17, 2005

Internet tech: What's old is new again

CNET has an interesting article up right now, showing how such seemingly "outdated" technology as JavaScript, dHTML and CSS, when used in a smart way (like you see with Google Maps, Gmail and Flickr) is tending to beat the pants off competing cutting-edge technology. The article makes a really good point about why such "retro" techology is suddenly being used to great effect again: namely, because developers already know these technologies back and forth, almost all browsers in existence now support such old technologies, and they were simply good, reliable technologies to begin with. It's a thought-provoking article; I encourage you to check it out yourself.