JavaScript and AJAX


  • handles requests for data without reloading the page
  • triggered by an event
  • using XHR to communicate with a server for those data
  • the data doesn’t have to be XML
  • can be a text file, HTML, or JSON object


  • is asynchronous by default
  • to support old browsers
  • target a DOM element and add the content from the file


  • to be successful the element has to have an ID
  • you can also target multiple elements by targeting the tag names



Online presentation in HTML5

a self-running presentation

automatically step through individual bullet points, 

have self-running audio narration and video,and display interactive Twitter feeds.

display interactive Twitter feeds

customize the presentation to function with gusto on iPads and other devices,

cache slide content so that it can also be viewed offline.


using TWEETWALLY to embed tweets of a chosen subject as an iframe tag:


vanilla javaScript and jQuery for the slide functionality,