Ever wondered what are the types of scripts most frequently searched by Hot Scripts visitors? We’ve compiled trends from our internal site search engine for you to discover the most searched script in 2009:
We’ve seen chat scripts ranking #1 for the past few years. A chat script is a great addition to your web site to create an online community whereby your site visitors can interact with each other to discuss topics relevant to your niche or business. There are different types of chat scripts, each adapted to serve a particular purpose:
- Chat Rooms – a full fledged chat application with different categories known as rooms that allows user to text, voice or video chat.
- Shoutbox – a little widget that you can add to your site to allow visitors to quickly leave messages
Live Chat Support – allows you to chat live and one-on-one with your customer on your web site to offer support.
- Webcam Chat scripts – similar to a text chat script, it supports audio and video mode for a real time conversation.
- Chat bars – a new concept that offers chat functionalities in an non-intrusive bar in the footer similar to Facebook’s chat system.
When Flash was first introduced some year ago, the technology looked so perfect but there was a problem – flash web sites and applications were so hard to develop. However during the few recent years, as Flash authoring tools evolved, components were created to allow easy plug-and-play of Flash apps into web sites. This gave birth to a whole array of Flash components like image galleries, contact forms, video and music players, animation and much more. Those components can be downloaded and inserted into your web page. You can then load your elements (like images, videos) via XML.
File Management and File Upload Scripts
With web hosting space becoming more abundant at a relatively cheap price, a lot of businesses have realized that hosting their files online is a good way to backup data but also makes collaboration and sharing easier. File management scripts can help you easily setup your own file storage solution over the Internet or Intranet. Most of these scripts comes with an easy to use browser-based interface with batch upload feature. Other file management scripts are more complex and comes with features like group based permissions, partial upload, batch renaming and https support.
RSS Parser Scripts
RSS parser scripts allows you to display RSS feeds items on your site – this can be RSS of your own site or RSS you want to pull from other sites. Since RSS files are basically XML files, there are several free scripts available to read those XML code and output them in a nice formatted manner. There are also several Flash based components that parses RSS. Whichever technology you decide to use, ensure that they support caching. Advanced RSS parser scripts will allow you to filter feed items based on keywords or regular expression or even combine multiple RSS feeds for output.
WYSIWYG editors (What You See Is What You Get) are one of the most reused components in Web development and are used to bring text formatting functionality found on desktop editing application like MS Word to the browsers. When text are edited, these editors will try to preserve the formatted so that it looks similar when published on the Web.
Clone scripts are web scripts that mimic the functionalities of a given web site or web application in terms of design, features, or both. While clone scripts have been around for years, there has suddenly been a great demand for them . You can now find clones of many popular sites, from Facebook and YouTube to Twitter. To start searching for clone scripts, you can do a search or drill down our new Clone Scripts category.
With more and more businesses adopting email marketing, newsletter scripts have never been so popular. While there are several remotely hosted solutions like ConstantContact or MailChimp, having your own mailing solution can turn out to be more cost effective in the long run. You’ll find several mailing list scripts in our directory ranging from a few dollars to a few hundred depending on their features.