JTAT Version History
(JTAT = Jmol Tutorial-Authoring Template)
The current version was released
September 22, 2018:
August 28, 2018 was the third release of JTAT.
Element color keys [e.g. element_key("C O N Fe")] use a larger font.
This version history is now linked at the bottom of each tutorial's contents panel.
to content of the hemoglobin tutorial.
September 8, 2010 was the second release of JTAT.
- JSmol version 14.29.17_2018-06-15:
The major enhancement is conversion from the Java-requiring Jmol applet
to JSmol, which does not require Java.
Only the JTAT Demonstration tutorial, the Hemoglobin tutorial, and the empty JTAT template
have been upgraded to work without Java.
The tutorials on Antibody, Major Histocompatibility Complex, and Exploring DNA have not
yet been updated and still require Java.
postNavigationText, a new variable (within chapter.js) to put text after the
navigation buttons (Contents, Previous, Next). See examples in Chapter 2 of the JTAT
Demonstration Tutorial, and in the Hemoglobin tutorial (in Contents and elsewhere).
The blue color of unvisited links was made lighter for better visibility
when on a black background.
View and navigation buttons were made larger and more readable.
In the Hemoglobin Tutorial:
Changes to molecular view content are listed in the
Hemoglobin Tutorial Version History
Some color schemes have been changed, simplified, or standardized.
In the chapter Hydrophobicity, Polarity and Charge, a new "Cut" slider* enables
cutting through the model to visualize the hydrophobic core.
Details* can be opened/hidden so they don't distract when the tutorial is projected
to illustrate a lecture in class.
The bottom of the control panel* now displays "How To ...", a list of the molecules in the
tutorial with links to FirstGlance and Proteopedia, an Open Access notice, and the license
There are new links to various external resources.
* These features
were part of the mature 2010 JTAT
but had not been implemented when Hemoglobin was written in 2007.
September 8, 2008 was the initial release of JTAT. It utilized
Jmol 11.6.RC12 and included these tutorials:
- Jmol upgraded from 11.6.RC12 to 12.0.12. This fixed several bugs
and added some new capabilities.
Major histocompatiblity complex (MHC) tutorial ported from Chime to JTAT.
A new color key function was added for ConSurf, consurf_key11() (eleven
colors). It is used
in Chapter 4 of the MHC tutorial.
The spin toggle button no longer interrupts ongoing scripts. It now
uses the new ability to prefix a command with "!", which executes the
command in the middle of any ongoing script.
Added the atom position notation (in parentheses) to the hover report
(touching an atom, not clicking).
Updated text size instructions for Safari on Mac OS X.
- _sptutil/animationdone.spt improved.
- css4all/tutorial.css had
been inadvertantly omitted from contents/contents.htm.
- additions to _sptutil/vreset.spt.
Hemoglobin, in a very early pre-release version of JTAT.
Antibody, in a pre-release version of JTAT.
Collagen by Karl Oberholser, in a pre-release version of JTAT. This was later superceded
by Karl's Collagen tutorial in Proteopedia.
Exploring DNA by Andrew Carter, ported by Frieda Reichsman
(with Carter's blessing) to a near-final release
version of JTAT.