Rich user Experience

29 Mar

Rich user experience are combination of multimedia content and Graphical User Interface style. Although, value of creating a web based software that works and gives user a similar experience to a computer based software program which is growing in the Web 2.0 paradigm. This type of experience called as AJAX, which is a collection of technologies that used together to create a rich user experience.

However, AJAX is a result of many Web 2.0 values, which are combining standards through Cascading Style Sheer (CSS), Extensible Markup Language (HTML), eXtensible Hyper Text Markup Language (XHTML) and JavaScript to bring it all together in a final form. These technologies are based upon the idea of semantic markup, which is the standardisation of web languages and helpful to use through functionally and visually.

According to INB(N)347 2012 Week 5 slides, rich user experience gives user to engage and interact with the website. There are few best practices to do.,

*  Combination of desktop and online experiences

Desktop experience includes high level of interaction and engagement of users, high performance. Other one is network experience such as freedom in platform and better involve.

*  Simplicity and usability first

User expects easy to use interface rather than using a complex interface or fast technology. For an example user able to use Google Docs rather than installing Microsoft Office software.

*  Finding over structure, addressability of content and personalisation

User need to find the content by searching and get the information quickly. Also Web 2.0 user experience goes deeper than the surface of the interface.


Flicker is a web service, which started in 2004 with an easy to use the interface and sharing photos to interact with social network. This service used by bloggers as a photo collection. In another words, photo gallery or photo database. The Flicker tools came from a project called “Game NeverEnding”, which was an online multiplayer game.

The favourite tool was tag button. Tag is the use of user-generated key words or tags. That helps to find images through topical search or linking a subject matter to across the Flicker community of photographs.

Another tool was tag clouds. Flicker is the first site to implement tag clouds. Also tag clouds are weight lists, which means the content and use of a tag by the signification through an increased font size .

Flicker is an example of what people call folksonomy. However, tagging and folksonomy are main principle to Web 2.0 in its value for user driven added value.

This video gives a better understanding of how to use the flickr.


Create a Tag Cloud. Retrieved from

Flickr Information Blog. Retrieved from

Flickr Related Tag Browser. Retrieved from

Flickr Tool.s Retrieved from



Posted by on March 29, 2012 in Rich user



3 responses to “Rich user Experience

  1. Aditya

    April 5, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Hi Janith,
    I find it interesting and informative because I did not use Flickr that much.
    Anyway, about the referencing, is it necessary to put some information before links because I am still not sure about it?
    Good job bro.


    • janithd1

      April 6, 2012 at 2:25 am


      Thanks a lot. It’s a good website.’s not must..but its okey to put more details and looks professional. 😀


  2. Nasser Alhammad

    May 2, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Great Post, Flickr looks like a great example of a web application that delivers great new rich user experience , love reading new class blog posts found so many newly discovered web 2.0 apps . I have heard about it but I just start used it last week .



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