The Web Input Completion Toolkit

May 26, 2005

The WICK doesn't have a very creative name or site design, but it provides a simple way for developers to incorporate autocomplete dropdowns for text fields. This is a small thing that we've grown accustomed to in desktop applications, but not so much in web applications. Some common ones I can think up are Google Suggests and 43 Things. It's nice to see the resurgence in Javascript and AJAX in the latest web apps today. There's definitely a lot of energy and passion in what people are doing. Web developers are tearing down old paradigms of how web applications are expected to behave, and creating new ones.