Original Link: http://filamentgroup.com/lab/ajax_includes_modular_content
Clever and useful pattern for bringing in non-essential content to a page after its iniital load. I do a good bit of this myself (although not with this particular technique).
The intesting thing to me when this is discussed in regard to mobile, as it is here, is that the “loading…” aspect of web sites and apps is one of the thing that make people like native apps so much better.
They always feel so much faster because once a view appears on screen, it’s all the—theres nothing more to load. Tradeoffs…