Wasnt sure if this is the right place to post, but here goes anyway.
You will need either IE5+, Opera 8, Firefox or a recent version of Mozilla to view this tutorial. Safari should work too, but I am guessing on that, so it would be good if someone can let me know if it is working ok on that browser. You will also need to be in 1024 * 768 mode or higher to view the tutorial. This baby runs on a couple of kb of code to start off with and that in itself may surprise you.
Over 8000 words in length and 37 pages long, this tutorial walks you through from the basics of ajax to building an ajax powered fading image gallery web application. That is part 1, part 2 of this tutorial will follow in a few weeks time and will expand upon part 1.
Hopefully what you may learn is some of the following:
Import different file types including images and media using XMLHttpRequest
How to speed up ajax powered applications
Learn to not open new window instances to keep resource usage minimal
How to call events from XML files
How to use namespaces to mix and match XML and XHTML
Keep standards and accessibility features intact
Build a Fading Image Gallery
Also provided are two interfaces, the one you are about to view and the fading image gallery, along with all examples used in the tutorial as downloadable file.
The tutorial is available for viewing from here: