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BAGnewsSALON Chat Skin

04/ 4/08

BAGnewsSALONWorking with the new Meebo Rooms API, I created a “skin” for a new discussion feature on the popular weblog BAGnewsNotes. Meebo is one of the first outfits to offer embeddable chat rooms for blogs, and BNN is using the feature to conduct discussions with well-known photographers, journalists and academics. Working with Photoshop, and a limited pallete of editable parameters, I created a skin that has the conversation literally coming “out of the bag.” Here’s a shot of what it looked like in situ. Check out a transcript of the first BAGnewsSALON.