The ever-observant Mariana Funes brought something to my attention:
.@phb256 of any use for #tic? They welcome suggestions http://t.co/TR00NDx1RG
— Mariana Funes (@mdvfunes) April 12, 2014
The link goes to A timeline of the history of the World Wide Web, and they welcome suggestions. Some of the research that’s been done in The Internet Course would fit in here. I don’t see any mention of Licklider or ARPANET. So if you’re inclined to help a guy out, send him something at the email address on the page.
It’s a cool visualization. I was curious about how it worked, so I looked at the code – that’s Ctrl-U in Firefox:
There’s not much code there. I clicked on the content.html link, because that looks like the source:
It looks like a script is pulling info from a Google Doc spreadsheet, which was probably driven by a form similar to the one we used for the readings at the beginning of the course. I still couldn’t tell you exactly how the timeline works, but it’s fun to look under the hood sometimes.
He is using to create his timeline. It is very easy to use and I’m thinking about using it for my history of mobile web timeline.
oops forgot to close my link here it is again: TimelineJS
Nice – another impressive open source project! I’m interested to see what you come up with for yours.