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Anybody know anything about creating a graphical chat?
« on: November 24, 2006, 03:53:26 pm »
A couple of friends and myself came up with the idea to create a graphical chat, like Wolfhome or the late  avatarax. Can anybody  give me pointers? Maybe sites for help in html (though I think I may have that covered), javascript, or anything that could help. And help would be greatly apprciated :3 Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask for help.. it was the first thing that came to mind ^^;
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Re: Anybody know anything about creating a graphical chat?
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2006, 10:59:56 pm »
static or dynamic chart

eg do you want one that changes.

If you want a static chart then just use excell

I can not help with dynaic charts
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Re: Anybody know anything about creating a graphical chat?
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2006, 09:12:44 am »
I don't know what you mean so I can't help too much.
As for sites for help in html, I only have the URL to a rather basic one, but that might help if you forget something basic.
http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/tut
Other than that, google and dogpile are usually very good to track down other sites once you know what you want.
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Re: Anybody know anything about creating a graphical chat?
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2006, 03:23:07 pm »
I don't know what you mean so I can't help too much.
As for sites for help in html, I only have the URL to a rather basic one, but that might help if you forget something basic.
http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/tut
Other than that, google and dogpile are usually very good to track down other sites once you know what you want.
I actually know a rather good webdesign (i.e. html colour codes etc.) site but I'll check out this one too ^^ It's the chat functionality that we're having a bit of a problem with. Thank you for helping ^^

And actually, you'd be surprised how lame google is when it comes to finding a how-to on chat servers lol I'll go look around dogpile today sometime 
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Re: Anybody know anything about creating a graphical chat?
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2006, 03:42:05 pm »
I just checked out Wolfhome, and while I couldn't get in due to not having an account, it looks like it's a highly proprietary system.  HTML and Javascript won't help you, you'll need to run it on Perl or Java.  Perl is old, slow and clunky, but works in every browser, and its functions primarily occur server-side.  However, I don't know if it will even be up to the task.  Java doesn't work on everything, and it's even more slow and clunky, but it's capable of what you want to do.

Another option would be Shockwave or Flash, but to get them to work, you'd spend a LONG time learning their respective languages.

The best option would probably be to make friends with one of the Wolfhome developers, or look around for someone who's really into programming and is capable of doing this.  Either way, you're not going to find an off-the-shelf application that'll do it.

I'm not entirely sure what your usage for this would be, but another option would be to coordinate your group members on Furcadia, Second Life, There, IMVU, or some other pre-existing graphical chat environment.
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Re: Anybody know anything about creating a graphical chat?
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2006, 03:57:08 pm »
Ah, thank you. I do believe yesterday one of the people I am working with on this mentioned finding out Wolfhome was Java  based. Thank you for the info :3

We are actually hoping to find someone on wolfhome who will help us but at the moment I am the only one (of the present three of us)online. We all have access to WH and plan on finding help there.

Thanks for the info, Felix. :3

And on a side-note: The html is just for out-of-chat areas which we haven't quite got sorted out yet but are hoping to think up in the near future ^^ I have a friend that may be able to help in that area so I'm not so concerned with that.
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Re: Anybody know anything about creating a graphical chat?
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2006, 03:16:09 pm »
I actually know a rather good webdesign (i.e. html colour codes etc.) site
Mind giving it to me?
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Re: Anybody know anything about creating a graphical chat?
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2006, 08:28:32 pm »
I actually know a rather good webdesign (i.e. html colour codes etc.) site
Mind giving it to me?
http://webmonkey.com it's groovy cos it has 'monkey' in the title lol
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Re: Anybody know anything about creating a graphical chat?
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2006, 04:38:23 am »
I have never seen Graphic Chat, I am intrigued by this.

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