I mean really? It’s been almost 3 years since Jesse James Garrett coined the term AJAX (even longer since Macromedia [now Adobe] started using the term RIA itself) and in so doing set us off on our parade down RIA lane. … Why is htis still considered a separate area of design and technology?
Seriously, I just read the title of a blog entry about RIAs going mainstream. I mean name me a GOOD mainstream site that doesn’t use some sort of richness. Amazon, Google, Yahoo, etc. Ok, my bank doesn’t use RIAs (and it is NOT good UI/IxD and so it really doesn’t fall under the GOOD category anyway).
Maybe we need to stop talking about RIA as something novell and just start taking about it as a normal part of producing networked based distributed applications–thick, thin or otherwise.
Can we move on please?