Names that break page layouts can be tamed with some simple techniques.
A ChemWriter customer unveils an improved chemical ordering system.
Chemical name to structure conversion plays a key role in chemistry. This article discusses some important works in the field.
Sometimes default appearance isn't good enough. The latest ChemWriter release enables reliable UI customization using CSS.
The origin and format of CAS Numbers is explained. HTML source for a working validator is given.
An iterative two-step approach to building a SMILES parser from scratch is illustrated.
A complete visual system for understanding the SMILES language is described.
A new online tool that can validate and parse SMILES strings into an array of descriptive tokens is described.
This first article in a series explains why the best person to write a SMILES parser may actually be a computer.
The OpenSMILES specification is a valuable resource for anyone using or considering using SMILES.
Efficient zooming and panning were important design goals for the ChemWriter Editor. A live demo shows how the new system works.
Sometimes loading all Images and Editors at startup doesn't make sense. This article shows how to load components in response to page events.
For many years it wasn't possible for browser-based applications to directly access data stored on remote servers. CORS changes that.
Chemical structure datasets can be efficiently inspected using a compact grid layout. The table element, along with some CSS, makes this possible.
A new method for viewing large chemical datasets draws inspiration from the venerable word cloud.
Chemical structures can be easily sent to a server for processing. This article illustrates two approaches with sample code.
Good layout of chemical structures on a line is surprisingly complex. Kerning offers a solution to this tricky problem.
Fast structure rendering is now available through a powerful new feature of ChemWriter 3. This article shows how to get started.
OSRA 2.0 has been released. This article shows how to compile it from source on Ubuntu 13.04.
Adding ChemWriter's Editor to any page is simple. This article shows how with sample code.
Highlights of this major update include a streamlined editor, a new fullscreen mode, unobtrusive deployment, and high-performance structure rendering.
Building a website with chemical structure search can be a daunting task. This article discusses the key concepts.