Saturday, July 1st, 2006
Similie is a neat way to view timeline data. Instead of paginating, it offers a continuous strip which you can drag back and forth with your mouse, a la Google Maps. It’s open-source from MIT. You only have to point the widget at an XML date file:
<event start="Apr 01 1883 00:00:00 GMT" end="May 01 1883 00:00:00 GMT" title="Moved to Giverny with Alice HoschedÃ©"> Alice HoschedÃ© decided to help Monet by bringing up his two children together with her own. They lived in Poissy, which Monet hated. In April 1883 they moved to a house in Giverny, Eure, in Haute-Normandie, where he planted a large garden which he painted for the rest of his life. </event>
The detailed text is revealed in a popup balloon, when you click on the event. You can also have synchronized “bands” alongside each other, showing the time on different scale.
Web timeline, anyone?
Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 1:54 am