[BiO BB] [Portal Web Design for Bioinformatics] How to start and cross platform issues
jeff at bioinformatics.org
Fri Sep 25 14:34:47 EDT 2009
So, you can set up a server that runs on Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Commodore 64, or whatever, and people can access your site on any platform that supports the client software that you use, if you even use anything beyond HTML.
Technically speaking, many bioinformatics portals work on the "model-view-controller" (MVC) paradigm, intentionally or not. Here's some more information on the topic:
Applied to the Web, the model resides on the server (e.g., in MySQL), while the view and controller reside on the client (e.g., browser and plugin).
Robert lzw wrote:
> Hi there,
> I am a newbie to web design for bioinformatics and going to design a portal
> web page similar to the following link:
> and Microsoft FrontPage 5.0 processing datasets in MySQL database. As I only
> have MS Visual Studio 2008 Prof software, I plan to go with ASP.NET and
> ADO.NET to do it for processing datasets in SQL databases.
> Does anybody know if this will work? Can the portal web pages designed based
> on Windows .NET framework be browsed without any problem on Linux/Unix.
> i.e., other platforms than the Windows? Regardless, any suggestions on how
> to start designing such a portal web page (books, online resources,
> framework and tools) would be highly appreciated. I need a general, correct
> direction to follow. Thank you very much in advance.
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