You’ll be working with TimelineJS this semester, an online tool that uses a Google Sheets template to create beautiful interactive timelines.
If you have questions about how to work with the timeline, you might start by watching the introductory video below. There is also help documentation on the TimelineJS website. Or you can email Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some quick tips:
- To include a link to an outside source, you must use a href html code:
<a href=”YOUR-URL-HERE”>Text you want to be linked</a>
- You do not need to put your dates in order; TimelineJS will do that for you when it generates the timeline
- You must have a starting date (at the very least)
- You can change the background color or add an image to your background by including the Hexadecimal Color in Column R (Background) or including a URL link to an image
- You can add more rows to a Timeline using the Add [xxx] more rows at the bottom option
- Remember to delete blank rows; extra blank rows can sometimes cause a glitch in the Timeline
- One place that I like to look for images is the NYPL Digital Collections; it has a range of historical images that are part of the public domain and so licensed for open use with citation