[Pipet Devel] [Fwd: Development]

J.W. Bizzaro bizzaro at bc.edu
Mon Jan 4 16:12:09 EST 1999

> Once in the vis/edit locus, sequences should be treated like an image in the
> GIMP or Photoshop:  Users should be able to click-drag-select segments of a
> sequence just like an area in an image.  I imagine the background of the
> selected segment would transition from white to black...or maybe a dashed-line
> box will surround the segment...I'd prefer the former.

Hmmm.  Now that I think about it, it should also be like a word processor.  The
user can position the mouse pointer between two residues and click on the left
mouse button to move the "cursor" to that spot.  He/she can even start typing
out letters from the keyboard, inserting residues as they type.  Hold down the
shift key and press left or right arrow keys and the residues are selected one
at a time.  The backspace key will delete residues on the left...you get the
idea :-)

Also, when a sequence is edited, we should keep a note in the XML what was added
or removed and where.  So, maybe a red vertical line will appear in a sequence
where something was...spliced.

J.W. Bizzaro                  Phone: 617-552-3905
Boston College                mailto:bizzaro at bc.edu
Department of Chemistry       http://www.uml.edu/Dept/Chem/Bizzaro/

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