Timeline tools are used to create a horizontal "scroll bar" which is laid out with text, images, or videos that correspond to specific dates or events. A user can zoom in or out to change the time scale that that is displayed on the scroll bar (for example, one week or one month or ten years, etc.). Different categories of events can be assigned different colours. Events can by linked to other online resources.
- A timeline of a single person's life
- A timeline that covers the a thousand years in the history of one building.
- A timeline that depicts three years of political events in the Middle East.
- Timeglider (note that Time Glider has partnered with the New York Times so that you can search the newspaper's archives and create a timeline of the results)
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