I've been mulling this over for a while. "Page" as a metaphor for an
html file works perfectly well when what is being displayed is fairly
static (even if served up dynamically). But now with all the AJAX/
Flash/Flex Web 2.0 stuff starting to take off, what happens to the
humble page? Clearly the metaphor isn't as valid anymore, but what
(if anything) should replace it? Screen?
Once pages (screens? cells? slides?) start updating dynamically,
either on their own or based on user input, we're going to get a lot
of confused users, I'm guessing. We need a few (or many) more tricks
in our toolbox. How, for example, do we show when something has
changed on a page? What sort of indicators do we give? It seems like
we need a new set of behaviors now that the old paradigm of "push
submit button-page refreshes-new page appears" is breaking down.