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Custom Css & IM system

Post icon  Posted 15 November 2008 - 11:07 AM

HI, I have 2 questions.

For question one: How can I change the look of the login stuff. I know I can do it with css but forgot how too and also if there is a better way.

I want to make the login all customized with my own art/images so it won't default to the person OS looks.

For my second questions: How can you make a website chat type app???

I mean a good example is meebo.com they allow you to login to many im apps like aim,google talk, msn, yahoo ect.

I would like to know how you would create such a thing and would there be a website that could explain it in great detail.

I would also like to know the legal side of it. I mean would meebo.com have to get permission to provide such a service???

I mean meebo.com didn't create aim so how can they leally use code that would login a user to star using the servers of aim wtihout being tooken to court by aol???

I am guessing that you would need some kind of agreement or contract with aim and many others in order to provide a multi-service.


thanks for your time. I am just courious.

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Re: Custom Css & IM system

Posted 15 November 2008 - 01:36 PM

To create a web based IM I'm guessing you would need to learn some advance Javascript or AJAX
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Re: Custom Css & IM system

Posted 15 November 2008 - 09:43 PM

View PostRawrItsAdam, on 15 Nov, 2008 - 12:36 PM, said:

To create a web based IM I'm guessing you would need to learn some advance Javascript or AJAX


Well can you create something like that using python or ruby???

just wondering.
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Re: Custom Css & IM system

Posted 16 November 2008 - 05:42 AM

As long as your programming language can send a http reply to the Javascript request which the browser sends, it it possible. So yes for both of these.
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Re: Custom Css & IM system

Posted 18 November 2008 - 01:53 PM

If you are interested in developing a chat client that interacts with any existing IM service, definitely check out that service's API. Those applications are typically written in server side Java or C#, though some may be running off of RoR.

If you want to learn more about a particular API, type 'xxxxx' API into google, substituting xxxxx with the name of the service.

Just a heads up, an IM client is not something that you will be developing with PHP.
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Re: Custom Css & IM system

Posted 19 November 2008 - 12:08 AM

View Posthockey97, on 15 Nov, 2008 - 12:07 PM, said:

For question one: How can I change the look of the login stuff. I know I can do it with css but forgot how too and also if there is a better way.

I want to make the login all customized with my own art/images so it won't default to the person OS looks.

Create a database, & then for each member, they have stored values. These values get loaded dynamically when they log in.

View Posthockey97, on 15 Nov, 2008 - 12:07 PM, said:

For my second questions: How can you make a website chat type app???

Again, you could use a database, store the messages, & then alert the user when a new message has arrived. However, this would loose some of the "live" feel to the system. It would be more of a PM than IM. As pointed out, you would want something like Ajax to function in between the PHP & Javascript.
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Re: Custom Css & IM system

Posted 24 November 2008 - 02:41 PM

anyone have a site that shows how to make one?
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Re: Custom Css & IM system

Posted 25 November 2008 - 03:51 PM

View Postlaces12, on 24 Nov, 2008 - 08:41 PM, said:

anyone have a site that shows how to make one?


Are you new to programming if so.. I think you are jumping into the deep end slightly, try learning the basics first the work your way up to more challenging stuff.
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Re: Custom Css & IM system

Posted 25 November 2008 - 06:37 PM

You should try this

Google
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Re: Custom Css & IM system

Posted 02 December 2008 - 05:53 PM

View Postakozlik, on 25 Nov, 2008 - 05:37 PM, said:

You should try this

Google

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Re: Custom Css & IM system

Posted 05 December 2008 - 05:10 PM

View Postakozlik, on 25 Nov, 2008 - 05:37 PM, said:

You should try this

Google


hahahahahahaha ..... milk came out of my nose.

Nice thanks.


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