GMODWeb is a Web application that uses Chado, a flexible and modular schema for representing biological data. GMODWeb is based on Turnkey, a generic Web framework built on Apache, mod_perl, and SQLFairy. GMODWeb takes a basic Turnkey site built with the Chado schema and adds to the default templates to create a custom look and feel for GMOD. This GMODWeb skin includes code to display information using a variety of GMOD applications, including GBrowse. New model organism databases can use the GMODWeb skin as a starting point for creating a new organism website. See Making a New MOD for more information about his process.
Turnkey takes a relational schema of a given database as input and transforms it into a fully-functional and customizable website within minutes. This automated process frees developers to work on the content of a website rather than the underlying architectural details. For more detailed information see the "About Turnkey" section of the Turnkey home page.