Timelines that are Easy to Make and Use

Posted to Software  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

As a project of the Knight News Innovation Lab, Timeline by Verite is an open source project that lets you make and share interactive timelines. It’s simple and customizable. Plug in your own data as JSON, or use the Google Docs template for an even faster route, and you’re good to embed. It’s also easy to grab source material from sites like Vimeo, YouTube, and Flickr. Score.

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