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1. Be more consistent with the system’s layout to make existing features of the system immediately obvious to the eye of the user.

2. Be more accurate with the information that the system is viewing.

3. Always be updated with the latest version of the latest PHP framework which the system is built on.

4. Be able to run faster and improve performance.

5. To finish what have been already started.


I was doing this web report, and I thought of improving its user interface design, so I decided to use jquery ajax tabs UI.

But because the ajax-ed content is very large, the tab, when clicked, looks like this in Firefox:

ajax content caching

AFAIK, Firefox does not cache ajax content, which is contrary to what Internet Explorer does.

I just want to share additional info regarding the ajax tabs:

everytime you select the tab with ajax content, the tab starts to process ajax. Meaning,

even when not necessary, the ajax still runs. That sucks, huh!? 😦

I overlooked that in the JQuery Tabs options params, you can set the ajax cache to true and the ajax won’t run everytime you click on the tab.
(Source: JQuery Ajax Tabs )
Code:   $(‘.selector’).tabs({ cache: true });
$(‘.selector’).tabs({ ajaxOptions: { async: false } });


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