This is the primary home and download site for the Jmol Tutorial-Authoring Template (JTAT), which was released on September 8, 2008. Be sure to have a look at the JTAT Demonstration !
Please send any questions about this site to emartz AT microbio DOT umass DOT edu.
JTAT is one of several website-authoring tools for molecular views in the Jmol applet. Those known to me are listed below.
Unless otherwise indicated, comparisons are by Eric Martz. Please send suggestions for improvement to the email above.
- JmolShell Download a tutorial-development environment to create tutorials that will display in a web browser. Insert molecular views with buttons and descriptions using a text editor. Knowledge of Jmol script language, and a minimal amount of HTML, are required. Considerably more challenging to use than Proteopedia, but you have more control and the product tutorial is more user friendly. The tutorial must be uploaded to a server to provide online access, or the tutorial can be shown offline.
- Jmol Application's Export to Web Page On the File menu of the Jmol application (as distinct from the applet) is Export to Web Page. Jonathan Gutow says: "No knowledge of html or java script is necessary. Some knowledge of Jmol scripting language is helpful, but anything you can do from menus requires no scripting. At present there are two page formats: a Jmol window with scrolling text and buttons on the left side; and a page with snapshots of Jmol images that can be converted to live Jmol by clicking on the images. After Jmol creates the page it can be edited in a standard WYSIWG web page editor to add text and other features."
-Eric Martz, November 2007; JTAT Demo added December 10, 2007; JTAT Demo updated January 20, 2008 with Template. SChiSM2 and comparisons added February 15, 2008; Proteopedia, JmolShell, and Jmol's Export to Web Page added May 2008. JTAT released September 8, 2008.