Many of the most modern, responsive, and engaging web-based UIs have gone beyond traditional Ajax and have become single page applications: the visitor can seemingly navigate within a single page at the speed of a native application. The best-known example is probably GMail, but these days it’s an increasingly widespread technique. Such applications use hash-based or pushState navigation to support back/forward gestures and bookmarking. See how this can be easily implemented with KnockoutJS.
Bill Wolff is an independent consultant, trainer, and architect specializing in Microsoft development technologies under the name Agility Systems. He served as the SharePoint Practice Director at Capax Global, Solutions Architect in the Microsoft Practice at Unisys Corporation, and ran the Microsoft Alliance at LiquidHub. He ran the consulting firm Wolff Data Systems for 15 years and directed armies of consultants in the dot com world. Bill is founder and President of the philly.NET user group, a previous INETA board member where he served as Vice President of the Speaker Bureau, and involved in several other user communities. Bill was a contributing author on several books. His certifications include trainer, systems engineer, developer, and Microsoft MVP.