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DOI:   10.3217/jucs-014-13-2239


Adapting Web 1.0 User Interfaces to Web 2.0 Multidevice User Interfaces using RUX-Method

Juan Carlos Preciado (Universidad de Extremadura, Spain)

Marino Linaje (Universidad de Extremadura, Spain)

Fernando Sanchez-Figueroa (Universidad de Extremadura, Spain)

Abstract: The development of Web applications, both functionality and Web User Interfaces (UIs), has been facilitated over the last few years using Web models and methodologies. However, new requirements that overcome traditional HTML-based Web 1.0 User Interfaces limits have arisen. Developers and tool vendors have answered these limits introducing Rich Internet Applications (RIAs). RIA technologies provide Web 2.0 UI capabilities such as high interactivity and native multimedia support among others. Currently, numerous developers are adapting many of their legacy Web 1.0 applications to Web 2.0 introducing Web 2.0 UI capacities while maintaining the business logic. Nevertheless, there is a lack of methodologies to support this adaptation process. In this paper we show how to use a model driven method called RUX-Method for the systematic adaptation of existing Web 1.0 UIs to Web 2.0 multidevice UIs. This method focuses on new UI capabilities provided by RIAs while taking advantage of functionality already provided by existing Web models. The proposal follows a common UI design for all the devices and an ad-hoc design approach for each device attending to its specific features.

Keywords: adaptation techniques, web engineering

Categories: H.3.5, H.5.2, H.5.4