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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Creating Web Pages by Todd Stauffer

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Chapter 21. Forums, Chats, and Other Add-Ons

Many different options enable you to add interactive elements to your Web site without requiring much programming knowledge. You can download and install software on your Web server that’s been written by someone else or you might link to a hosted service, where the application resides on someone else’s Web server.

You’ll find Web solutions, including forums and chat applications for real-time discussions. You’ll also see solutions for counting your page visitors, tracking Web statistics, and much more.

This chapter discusses the following:

  • Creating and hosting forums on your site, including downloadable and hosted forums

  • Adding a live-chat capability to your Web site using third-party solutions

  • Adding counters ...

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