I am looking for the best way to have AJAX page loading in an administration system I am building.
For example, I would like to have the header static, but then load new 'pages' into the content section. I do not want to use iFrames for various reasons. I would like to have the scrollbar behave 'normally' (scrolling the whole page and not just the content div). I would also like to preserve the back button and also allow deep linking through the URL.
For example being able to access a page like - http://domain.com/dir/file.cfm (if i have to use # or #! that is fine too).
I have been reading a lot of different approaches for this and just wanted to see if there is any agreement on the best approach. I am using coldfusion, but I think i would prefer to stick with Jquery (maybe) instead of the built in coldfusion stuff, unless it really is the best way to go.
Any good tutorials out there or any tips you can offer?
Here is an example of kind of what I am talking about: