A Redesign Approaches.
We hope to release a redesign within the week that will finally get rid of all the orange reds (and replace them with sky blues). We are working to tighten the experience with fixed widths, room icons, better use of gradients, and no alternating row colors. Let us know what you think?
We know that we promised a new release with new features a while ago but everything was put on hold and a lot of the way socket.io works changed since then so we are hoping to update the back end first.
Late Night Chatlr (Bow Chica Wow Wow).
For those long nights when your eyes start to strain over the bright glow, we’ve added a new super secret /night command. Log in to Chatlr and give it a try. And we won’t blame you if you use it to set the mood.
Update: We also fixed scrolling for iPhone.
You May Now Logout Of Chatlr.
It’s generally the simplest requests that take the longest to implement. In our initial attempts to add a ‘logout’ button, Chatlr’s aggressive connection algorithms would instantly provide a new socket for the user, nullifying the work of the logout script. Obviously, we have now figured out a way around that.
Chatlr never wants you to let go.
i can’t believe it actually works. hahahaha no seriously.
i’m not kidding. if it’s not legit you can unfollow me right now or go anon and hate me. seriously.
okay i’m starting to like writing posts like this. i’m sorry if it bothers you. hahaha
There seems to be a common theme of people thinking Chatlr won’t work. I guess the egg is on our face but at least it’s breakfast time. In retrospect, perhaps we released Chatlr too early in it’s development stage. You gotta save the dragon.
I don’t think I like chatlr…
I don’t see how you can hate from outside the Chatlr, you can’t even get in, hahahaha. Lego
Tumblr Chat Blog Got Gussied Up!
I thought I’d pretty up the site a little bit to at least appear modestly professional. It had been so long since I messed around with the default theme configurations. They are really polished and make it extremely easy to customize your blog just enough to look decent. Kudos to the Tumblr staff.
Follow the Tumblr Chat Blog!
So far, Tumblr Chat has been running on a marriage between PHP and Node.js, two different languages that behave in completely different ways. A bridge was formed by creating a Unix socket so that PHP could tell Tumblr Chat when someone was authorized. It was messy and was the main excuse for not supporting Opera and Firefox. The original reason for this was that I didn’t understand node.js well enough to write or port an OAuth script that works with Tumblr.
However, as of 10 tonight, I think I figured out a pure Node.js solution. I had to hack together pieces from two existing OAuth scripts but i’m able to pull a response from Tumblr using a key and token. Next step is parsing the XML, pulling the user information, and then directly connecting to the websocket chat.
Hopefully I’ll have an entirely Node.js solution by this weekend, and then from there I can open up support to all browsers.
Firefox Beta 4.06 Confirmed.
I need to work on the styles, but it is running perfectly.