Four ajax-rich sites worth checking out:
- Allurent. Shopping 2.0. Current online demo doesn't do this product justice.
- YesNoMayB. Dating site from South Africa.
- Shopify. Yahoo Store, watch your back.
- Wufoo. SurveyMonkey, watch your back.
The web shopping metaphor hasn't changed all that much since 1990. Home page. Category page. Search. Product detail page. Add to cart button. Cart. Checkout. Slow, ponderous, page-by-page, boring.
Ajax permits entire new online metaphors, and will revolutionize online retail. Start getting ready -- it is coming fast.