The goal for this project is to become the best in-browser IRC client available, and bring the best ideas from modern web applications to IRC. It was inspired by a request for improvements to qwebirc by Paul Irish.
Give it a spin on Nodester! (bug reports welcome.)
The app is still in its early stages. Potential contributors should find plenty to do.
Here's what works:
Here's (a partial list of) what doesn't work yet:
Design/UI/UX help also desperately needed.
Install node.js (instructions)
curl http://npmjs.org/install.sh | sh
npm install express irc
Point your browser at
Web-based IRC clients are quite popular, particularly as an in-page embed for various open source projects and live shows. The ubiquitous choice at this time is the aforementioned qwebirc.
Here are some popular sites that use (or link to) a web IRC client:
MIT licensed. See