Using jQuery and Ajax to load sub-sections of a webpage

May 12, 2008 § Leave a comment

Tabs can; broadly-speaking, be loaded in three different ways:

  • Immediately loaded – i.e. when the webpage has loaded, it is the default selected tab.
  • Later (deferred loading) – i.e. after the user clicks a tab, go off to the server and retrieve the contents of a tab, or
  • Lazy loading – e.g. load in the background before the user clicks a tab.  This enhances the user experience as the contents of a tab are immediately shown, but on the flip side means requires more traffic and the user may never click the tab anyway, effectively wasting bandwidth.

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