Nice new tool out there: SitePainter: A tool for exploring biogeographical patterns by Antonio Gonzalez, Jesse Stombaugh, Christian L. Lauber, Noah Fierer and Rob Knight.
I saw the paper and figured I would see if I could get it up and running.
First I downloaded the software from source forge.
Then I uncompressed it and tried to run it. When I opened the index.html file in Chrom I got a message saying it only worked in Firefox. So then I opened it in Firefox and I got an error saying it only worked in newer versions of Firefox. So I downloaded the latest version of Firefox and then finally the tool opened. I then followed the simple tutorial they have provided and Voila I was up and running in a few minutes
Completely cool. Going to definitely have to try this out with our own site-variable microbial data.