Scrollback is an open source web application for adding a modern chat for websites.
It is built with Nodejs and can be either used with the free hosted version or by downloading and self-hosting it.
The app creates a single room chat interface where the community can communicate with each other.
An “infinite scroll” eases following the previous messages, all messages are presented with a timeline and it is possible to view user details.
Scrollback is compatible with IRC and it can match the style of any website with little work.
Moot is a fresh and free web service for instantly creating a discussion environment on any web page.
It is setup so quickly. The service provides you a unique HTML code and, once embedded into any web page, Moot appears.
Btw, Moot loads the full HTML and it is no
IFRAME. This makes all types of customizations possible. You can apply CSS or even change interactions via JS.
The service provides a single feed of posts, users can follow any number of topics, view other online users or make searches quickly.
It can be a flat or threaded discussion, works in real-time (no refresh required), has an easy-to-use control panel and supports responsive layouts.
Requirements: No Requirements
Forums used to be (and maybe still) the most standard place online where users discuss.
They are evolving in many ways with sites like Reddit, Q&A systems or simplified versions.
Discourse is also a discussion platform (built with Ruby on Rails) that is not complicated for end-users, eases reaching to the content easy and has various social tools.
First of all, there are no pages to navigate, just scrolling is enough. It is possible to mention users like Twitter and has support for real-time updates.
It remembers where you last left reading, reply to the entries quickly, send a quick-reply-invite to friends so that they can reply without registering and login/register with any social network accounts.
Discourse makes categories optional, they can be created or not, has an admin for controlling everything and an API for expanding it further.
Requirements: Ruby on Rails and Postres database
Liferay, with 60 tools and a selection of today’s most innovative technologies, enables you to do everything like:
- Creating websites.
- Building intranets.
- Simply getting the right documents and applications to the right people.
Liferay inlcudes web publishing, content management, collaboration and social networking.
With the role-based authorization, admins & users can define which information can be viewed by which users.
A strong set of community features help creating communities, user groups & they can have their own mini-portals.
Some other included features are: wikis, forums, instant messenger, calendar, webmail, blogs & more.
And, any other applications like accounting, sales can be integrated with its open architecture.
The application is "giant" with the features it offers & hard to describe its capabilities completely. Users interested in creating an enterprise portal should definitely check it.
Requirements: Supports multiple OSs, applications servers & databases.