Another requirement is that the method be compliant with IE8 as that is the version currently running on all the computers that are to access it. the sharepoint list has 13 columns with around 100 rows. So it doesnt need much computational power.
i seem to have seen a few examples using rest queries but they were either too complex or dint seem to work in ie8 and sharepoint 2010
Sorry if the question is too simple, i just started using sharepoint and seem to be confused by the sheer amount of documentation involved.