As far as this category is concerned, its methods, functions, and objects allow the programmer to either reuse or repurpose them when developing timelines. Gone are the days when people used tables to list events and dates. The latest trend is timelines, given how well they tell a story chronologically.
On the other hand, experts are at liberty to go in deeper using JSON. Such skills help the developer create custom timelines but also retain the initial functionality and look. Regardless of the path you choose, you can rest assured that the output will be visually appealing.
Besides being interactive, it is also easy to install and edit. Chronological narrations are straightforward, making the library ideal for storytelling via a timeline. Last but not least, it is open-source.
Sometimes, it is hard to create a data-driven timeline without compromising its interactiveness. Fortunately, Timeglider.js makes it possible and, above all, easy. It is suitable for various tasks, including displaying videos, audio, images, descriptions, links, and tags, just but to mention a few.
To place it where you deem it fit, simply drag it, then drop appropriately. It is easy to change the events’ importance, not forgetting the ability to zoom the timeline in or out. You can also drag and drop an image from your computer easily.
That explains why it is commonly used for personal websites and portfolios. It uses jQuery and CSS3 to make it beautiful and functional.
All that you need is a list of events and their dates. Leave the rest to Chronoline as it generates the events, schedules, and deadlines graphically. It uses jQuery and can’t function without raphael.js.
It doesn’t use Angular.JS, JQuery, and external dependencies to make it easy to use. It is interesting how a few lines of code could make such a huge difference.
As the name suggests, the library comes in when using online maps such as Google and Bing. It works with OpenLayers and a SIMILE timeline perfectly. You can easily load datasets in GeoRSS, KML, or JSON onto a timeline and a map at the same time.
The MIT project has several widgets, including exhibit, timeline, time plot, and runaway. With the timeline widget, you get to create beautiful interactive timelines using time-based data as your input. The timeline scrolls left or right, usually from the former to the latter. Expect links and popup panes as well.
Like any other tools comprising the SIMILE projects., it is ideal for data manipulation and visualization. However, it especially deals with data based on time.
You don’t have to edit it much to get the output that you need. Besides ease of use, installation is also quite simple. It has several components such as Graph2d, Graph3d, Timeline, DataSet, and Network.
The output is ready for use in various ways, including uploading those timelines on Amazon S3 or CMS. After all, they don’t require any processing on the server-side once the timeline has been generated.