What is an imageboard?
Definition from Wikipedia:
An imageboard or image board is a type of Internet forum which operates mostly via posting images. The first imageboards were created in Japan, and many English language imageboards today are centered on Japanese culture. They are based on the textboard concept.
Imageboards are also different from online galleries in that most of the works posted are not made by the poster, but instead are taken from other online sources: galleries, other imageboards, and edited pictures.
Imageboards software (scripts)
There are many different scripts to create an imageboard, some of the most importants are:
Wakaba: Is an image board script very strictly modelled after the Futaba and Futallaby scripts. Wakaba borrows quite a bit of HTML code and translated text from Futallaby.
Kareha: Is a message board script. It is more loosely modelled after the sort of message board scripts used on 2channel and many other similar sites. It tries to use modern structured XHTML and CSS layout. It does not need a database backend either
Documentation Wiki http://wakaba.c3.cx/docs/docs.html
Download Wakaba - Kareha
Kusaba X: Is an easy to use, modular, open-source imageboard software written in PHP
Documentation Wiki http://kusabax.cultnet.net/wiki/
Download Kusaba X
PyIB: Stands for Python Image Board. It uses MySQL, WSGI, and Tenjin to accomplish its tasks quickly and efficiently
Documentation and download PyIB
Tinyboard: Is a light-weight, fast, highly configurable and user-friendly state-of-the-art imageboard software package, released under an open-source license. It is written in PHP and has few dependencies.
Pixmicat: Pixmicat!, or PMC for short, is a imageboard system derived from futaba imageboard system from futaba channel. Template engine and modules are used in Pixmicat! for archiving the extra functions that don't exist in futaba original script.
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