I felt very let down by Ning, when they broke a promise to all ways have a free service. I had two sites that needed to be free as they where not business related. However that's water under the bridge and I moved on. After trying various other social community packages I decided that Wackwall now call Wall was my best option, in fact it was the best move. Of course it was not at the stage that ning's product was, but when their product went alpha I was rewarded for my help as a developer a free ultimate plan for life on one of my community sites. The others are still free and not looking to bad.
I have since opened a Wall and Oxwall developers site called Code
that is more a developers library of CSS snippets. We have found that developers can use CSS to add floating IM bars and even change background images by introducing our own CSS code where we have HTML access.
Actual my reason for writing this blog is to find out if our floating bars and floating logo's and menu's work on the ning platform. So those developers here who would like to experiment please fill free to visit Code.wall.fm for samples of our CSS code, java and html scripts.
Best wishes for this New Year