I currently am working flashchat ([url removed, login to view]) into my Webdate Website. However, I want Flashchat to Look a lot different than it does currently. I have wanted to include avatars in chat, in order to make it more visually stimulating. I have a set of avatars that I have been working on, and I want to make sure that people can choose an avatar, according to their tastes and chat with it.
I am not a programmer, but I think what I am asking for is more of a cosmetic change. For the sake of keeping continuity in the chat, I do not want it to show in the chat window when someone enters or exits a room(I would rather see their name flash in when they enter a room in the user list, so it doesn't disrupt the flow of chat.) I do not want to see time stamps on the messages. What I would like to happen, is that when someone logs into chat, they see a chat room that looks very much like this. I would want the avatars to show in the chat, with the name under them. In the Userlist window, I have smaller versions of the avatar, that I would like to be visible.
The only other change would be to design the room so it matches the color scheme of my website. The Picture attached shows a rough design of what I want the interface to look like. The colors in the chatroom mirror the colors of my website. You can view the demo of the flashchat interface from their website--in order to see what I'm getting at.