PhyloWidget Step-by-Step

PhyloWidget Step-by-Step is a series of instructional vignettes documenting the use of PhyloWidget, an open-source, web-based tree viewing program.

  • If you are a biologist: we recommend starting with the First Step and moving forwards.
  • If you are a developer: we recommend starting with the Last Step and moving backwards.

Step 1: Tree Gallery

  • Explore the diversity of PhyloWidget configuations and visualizations
  • Try out different combinations of settings and parameters

Step 2: Navigation

  • Learn to use PhyloWidget for efficient navigation through large(ish) trees

Step 3: Labels

  • Learn about the problem of displaying labels in trees
  • Explore PhyloWidget's unique solution to the issue

Step 4: Search

  • Search through trees with PhyloWidget
  • Learn about PhyloWidget's search features and syntax

Step 5: Editing

  • Use PhyloWidget to create a tree from scratch
  • Read full documentation of the available tools for tree editing
  • Learn to use PhyloWidget's keyboard shortcuts

Step 6: Menus

  • Explore the full set of menus available in PhyloWidget
  • Learn to use the unique number scroller menu items
  • Read full documentation of the available options

Step 7: Input/Output

  • Learn how to get trees in and out of PhyloWidget
  • Read about Newick, NHX, and Nexus support
  • Export PhyloWidget to various image formats including JPG, PNG< and PDF

Step 8: Annotation

  • Annotate your trees with extra information
  • See examples of NHX-enhanced tree visualization

Step 9: Web Links

  • Use PhyloWidget to link out to other websites
  • Create annotation-driven dynamic links

Step 10: Deployment

  • Integrate PhyloWidget with your own server or website
  • Choose between a URL API or direct applet integration

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