In this guide, we will be creating a simple web-based chat application with PHP and jQuery. This sort of utility is perfect for a live support system for the site.
This guide ended up being updated recently to create improvements within the chat app.
Step 1 HTML Markup
We shall start this tutorial by creating our file that is first index.php.
- We start the usual DOCTYPE to our HTML, html, mind, and body tags. Into the mind label, we add our title and link to our CSS stylesheet (style.css).
- Inside the physical body label, we structure our layout inside the #wrapper div. We will have three main obstructs a menu that is simple our chatbox, and our message input, each featuring its respective div and id.
- The #menu div shall contain two paragraph elements.