A company that I am affiliated with, wanted me to post the following questions, regarding their quest to find an affordable AJAX framework:
* We don't want to pay too much (in fact we would like it to be free) but are willing to pay if it will save us significant time. Our price point will not allow us to pay a significant per server or annual fee.
* We do not have any graphic designers or experience web designers in house so the framework would have to have a nice looking widget set and an easy way to layout pages (preferably a drag and drop UI builder).
* The UI must update with out a full refresh (AJAX)
* Must have or must be able to build a Sortable Paging Data Grid.
They are using the Isomorphic framework, but they have looked at IceFaces and JSF (using Java Studio Creator) implementations.