Is Ajax getting stale?

Brainfuel have a short post about this. There are usability issues with ajax, but to be honest I personally think there are more usability issues with non-ajax sites. How many times have you been buying something online and been caught between pages at a critical moment? I’m sitting here at BarCamp Phoenix and one of the things I keep hearing is that Ajax has been overused. People think it has been used too much. In a way, I think they’re right. Look at any web app these days and you’ll see a significant rise in Ajax usage. Ajax creates a benefit and a problem. The good side is that Ajax lets you do things with data without needing to refresh the page. The flip side is that every instance is a surprise to first time users. They never know exactly what to expect. Read more on BrainFuel