What was very interesting was his section on real world examples. The primary focus of this was an extensive demo of Fluxiom, where he showed how using simple effects and ajax can actually make your application behave much more like a desktop application than a web page. Fluxiom only loads images as you scroll, and uses dynamic tagging, so there’s no need to use pagination or anything messy like that. It was good to hear that Fluxiom has beta testers from all over the world, and they’ve found no latency issues when using Ajax.
Hats off to Carson Workshops though, they ran a professional and friendly event. They mentioned they were running the workshop because it seemed to them that a lot of this knowledge is being put to use in the US, rather than in Europe. Perhaps London will become the new Chicago within the next year? I can hope!