DV260 Web Interactivity

Course Description

In this course, students will enhance the dynamism and user experience of their sites by looking at AJAX, a technique that combines everything we’ve learned up to this point in the Web Development certificate program to create instant changes on web sites without a page reload.


  • The history of AJAX, including XMLHttpRequest
  • jQuery’s .load, .get, .post and .ajax methods
  • Connecting HTML/CSS/JS/jQ and AJAX into a seamless user experience

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand what AJAX is, what it does and when to use it
  • See how to safely add AJAX to existing projects to enhance the User Experience (UX)
  • Use best practices to ensure graceful degradation where AJAX isn’t supported