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I would suggest putting a 3D applet right at the top of the page, on the right. Additionally, the first bit of text on the page should address "What is the ribosome" rather than discussing the Nobel Prize. Thoughts?

--Eran Hodis 21:46, 18 October 2009 (IST)

I purposefully avoided an applet right at the top so users would have something to look at and read while the structure loads. I assume this is similar to reason each seeded page has a Jmol-generated image from the Jena library at the top and not simply a 3D Jmol applet? The structure presently used only has the alpha-carbons and phosphate-backbone of all but the tRNAs, and yet it is still 0.3 Mb in size as a gzipped file. The ribosome structure has a number of issues and traits that quickly tests the limits and abilities of most molecular visualization tools, even Jmol. In fact, most computers cannot handle displaying the higher-resolution 70S (2j00 and 2j01 combined in one file) in Jmol with a standard JAVA installation, e.g. see my framework for viewing this structure in Jmol at a database I have made; this file is 2.7 Mb when zipped and 11 Mb unzipped.

I moved up some content that had been later on to have more of an introduction to the ribosome before the Nobel Prizes are discussed. Presently, the page does have a high amount of bias towards featuring the Prize, which is expected given the page was initiated in response to Eran's request for a page on the ribosome given the Nobel prize announcement. I think though is becoming more balanced as the work progresses.

--Wayne Decatur 03:08, 19 October 2009 (IST)

Ok, that all makes sense. (I like the warnings on the portal you linked to above :) ) --Eran Hodis 12:48, 19 October 2009 (IST)

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