RFC66: Cytoscape Web Site Renewal

Editor(s): KeiichiroOno

Date: 5/17/2010

Status: Draft

Design Idea Demo Site


Shared Social Accounts

The following accounts will be used by the new web site:


Cytoscape web site is a bit old, both contents and design, and we need to modernize it for modern web browsers. Also, all of the web pages are build on PHP scripts and we should avoid it if they are replaceable by client side scripts (JavaScript).


Cytoscape web site was renewed few years ago. Since then a lot of new technologies and concepts have been introduced to the web, including light-weight JavaScript-based UI libraries and social web. Many open source projects start using tose tools and concepts to their web sites and we should take advantage of it for better user experience.

Implementation Plan

Overall Web Site Structure

The new web sites will have the following structure:

Key Components

Project Management

Project Timeline

Provide a timeline for implementation. Insert a graphic if you can. Try this free online tool for making project timelines -> Help-u-Plan (create a new chart; modify; right-click to save gif; then attach to this page)

Tasks and Milestones

Outline the major milestones and tasks involved in implementation.

  1. Milestone 1: …

    1. Task 1: ...
    2. Task 2: ...
  2. Milestone 2: …

Project Dependencies

Outline and projects that depend on this project, link to relevant RFC's and note at what point dependent projects could be started.

Link to other related RFCs


List any issues, conflict, or dependencies raised by this proposal


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CytoscapeWebSiteRenewal (last edited 2010-05-26 20:18:44 by KeiichiroOno)

Funding for Cytoscape is provided by a federal grant from the U.S. National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the Na tional Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number GM070743-01. Corporate funding is provided through a contract from Unilever PLC.

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