if I knew the AJAX part of the code I'd be able to code something like this.... so what I am wanting to do is have a textarea that gets all messages from a message table... and on the right hand side a text area that shows all usernames in the chat window. On the bottom a long text field for the message entry. I know how to make this if I had some AJAX to do this.
Can someone write AJAX to do this, and explain line by line for me?
You will need to setup a storage area (database or text file) for the messages.
There may be existing scripts to do this - try searching hotscripts.
There are many AJAX tutorials out there, try search for them to learn it.
If you want this done by someone, it probably won't come too cheap. Post in the ads/offers section if you want to hire someone.