I am looking for the page to be divided into 4 sections, a vertical panel on the left side, a vertical panel on the right side, the main chat area in the middle section and a bottom area.
The left panel would have thumbnail images (one for each member in the chat room). If there is no image available for a particular member, it would display "No Photo". Each thumbnail image would have to be resized from a full-size image with the member's UserID underneath the thumnail image. The images should be sorted in order by when they last chatted (most recent first). When a member navigates off the chat room page, they're image should not display.
The main chat room should scroll up as comments are entered. Each member in the room should have a unique color assigned to their comments. Old comments should drop off after they are about 10 minutes old.
The right side panel should list all the chat rooms with a "Create a Chat Room" feature so that members can create a new chat room. When a member clicks on a chat room the other sections shoudl update to that new room.
The bottom area would be where a member actually enters their comment.