I have some reservations about using third-party widgets when there are so
many exceptional, so many more robust commercial solutions available on the
market, but if you're just getting started on the Web and are looking to add
chat room functionality, the 99Widgets Group has
launched 99Chats.com, a free flash chat room
widget that might be of interest.
99Chats.com is fully customizable (colors, background
and fonts to border style, size and design and even the opacity level), but
weblog owners can also create their own themes or choose one of the ready-to-use themes available.
What is unique about the solution, and what will be interesting, is that
99Chats.com allows users to extend interaction with visitors with realtime text messaging on almost any web resource as it
uses pure flash code.
99Chats.com is lightweight and takes only 65KB. It also supports tabbed private
messaging with chat members, block user, and flood detection and prevention
mechanism, and it works in any language. 99Widgets actually has quite a few widgets available, including those for
polls, counters and others.