November 15, 2006 (Vol. 26, No. 20)
Strong Points: Beautiful hierarchical design
Weak Points: None
Unless I’m not recalling things correctly, the Virtual Library of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Cell Biology housed at “BioChemWeb” used to be elsewhere. The move has been good. In its current location, the site is thriving with a well thought out organizational scheme that is thorough yet compact and tidy. The site’s hierarchical design deserves a lot of credit. Unlike other Virtual Libraries I’ve seen, “BioChemWeb’s” opening page doesn’t require scrolling to completely view, isn’t crowded, and actually is visually attractive. The central area of the page links to subject pages, such as Angiogenesis, Apoptosis, Cell Cycle/Cytokinesis, Microscopy, Structural Biology, and more. On a portion of the page are links to General Resources/Tutorials, Research Groups, Databases/Tools, Methods, Software Vendors, and more. Whoever put this together knew what they doing.