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As if on cue, here’s another rant about ajax.

Over the last day I’ve been using RoundCube, and as much as I like the pretty simple and well thought about GUI, the obtrusive and obligatory ajax action divs are really starting to get on my tits. Certainly I’d like to know when something is being done by the application, but it shouldn’t be as obtrusive as putting a brick in front of my front door. Bear with the analogy; it’s not particularly in the way, but I feel like I have to step over it to stop tripping over. Whilst that’s fine for the first few times, after that it gets to be a chore.

And here lies the delicate balance zen of HCI.