Programming Chime Web Pages

The simplest way to create web presentations using Chime is to install RasMol-saved scripts into our ready-to-go Chime template. This method involves NO PROGRAMMING. If you prefer to create more complex presentations, the pages below will get you started. See also the methods documents for our examples of linear presentations and nonlinear tutorials.

The following pages provide examples of how to create web pages which use MDLI's free Chime plug-in. In order to view these pages, Chime must be installed and you must use a COMPATIBLE BROWSER.

If your screen is standard VGA resolution (640 x 480 pixels), use Navigator's Options menu to turn off display of directory buttons. Also, use Options, General Preferences, Appearance to show the main toolbar as either pictures or text, but not both. Finally, make Netscape full-screen. These changes will give your screen just enough room to see the Chime examples properly. (If your screen is 800 x 600 pixels or higher resolution, you don't need to do this, but do make Netscape full-screen.

How To Create Chime Web Pages

See the RasMol Home Page which provides a wealth of information on educational molecular visualization, including links to the best Chime web pages we've seen.

Here's a frequently asked question (FAQ): "Chime works fine for local HTML files I created and for files on other servers, but when I put them on our web server, I get a broken plug-in instead of the Chime graphic. How do I fix this?" Answer: see MDLI's FAQ. If you use <script src="filename.js"> to include javascript files, and the javascript source code displays on your web page instead of executing, ask your server administrator to configure the server to serve .js files as MIME type application/x-javascript.

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