Something New Every Day

A record of doing a new thing every day in 2011

Online chat integration (161/365) Friday June 10, 2011

We were throwing around ideas at work, and talk got onto how we could integrate IM/Chat into websites. I’d half remembered that Windows Live Messenger had a HTML version, so I thought I’d have a go at getting it working.

After following some useful advice at here I managed to get a very basic demo up and running at

However, this wasn’t the easiest of things to do:

  • I just checked the page and it’s now complaining about a domain mismatch, even though there isn’t anywhere for me to set that
  • I had to remove any Facebook code from the page, as they were interfering with each other in some way

Not a great experience for the developer, and compared to adding Facebook or Twitter code to my site definitely a lot less well thought out. Disappointing really.