Sunday, March 16, 2014

Learning: Making a Timeline... for your BLOG!

Check out this amazing new timeline I learned how to use! Complete with documentation and links to the originals. I can finally post all of the documentation about an ancestor in one convenient post without it going on for days!

Also, because it runs out of a Google Spreadsheet in Google Drive, I can make an infinite number of these timelines without it taking up ANY drive space!

Think it can't get better? Well, it just did. Because it's a Google Spreadsheet, it will update in real time. So every time you make a breakthrough and find more documentation, all you have to do is add a line in the spreadsheet. It will then update automatically and display your result in the original post.

Check out Timeline JS if you want to harness this sweet awesomeness!

4 comments:

  1. Excellent thanks! Have been looking for something as simple as this.

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  2. I've been using Timeline JS on my family history blog for over a year. It is so easy to populate and you don't have the issue with Flash and rendering on Mobile that you have with many other timeline packages. Thanks for posting this.

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  3. I too have been using Timeline JS on my family history blog. It's a great tool, isn't it! Thanks for the reminder that I need to go in and add some recent blog posts to my spreadsheets. I probably have enough blog posts on some other folks now to create timelines for them as well.

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  4. Heather,

    This is awesome! I haven't tried Timeline JS yet. I really need to try it in the near future.

    I want to let you know that your blog post is listed in today's Fab Finds post at http://janasgenealogyandfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2014/03/follow-friday-fab-finds-for-march-21.html

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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