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AJAX Shoutbox YShout Updated to v.3

Allows Site Visitors To Communicate In Real Time

"YShout is a lightweight, open source code package that enables webmasters to easily create a snazzy feedback mechanism on their website. Yshout weaves PHP and Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) into a chat application that allows site visitors to communicate in real time or, alternatively, spam the living daylights out of each other," as per the author of YShout.

The latest version of YShout comes with a new Admin Control Panel, that loads in a modal window on top of the chat application. The admin panel allows shoutbox administration (read "banning of users") and page customization.

"The shoutbox is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License, which means that anyone can modify it and use it on commercial or noncommercial websites. The application outputs validating XHTML and is styled with customizable CSS," says the author.

"Installation is next to effortless. You can place a YShout on a webpage by uploading the required JavaScript and CSS files in a dedicated directory, changing the permissions for that directory, and inserting the code into the HEAD of the document. The last thing required for YShout to work is a single line in the document BODY," says the author.

Yshout was written by Yuri Visnevsky, a programmer from New Jersey. On his website at yurivish.com/yshout he has provided fully functional example of Yshout, as well as the code for the application.

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n d 08/21/06 12:34:41 PM EDT

AJAX Shoutbox YShout Updated to v.3
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n d 08/21/06 12:08:39 PM EDT

'YShout is a lightweight, open source code package that enables webmasters to easily create a snazzy feedback mechanism on their website. Yshout weaves PHP and Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) into a chat application that allows site visitors to communicate in real time or, alternatively, spam the living daylights out of each other,' as per the author of YShout.