TimelineJS allows you to create a visually attractive timeline that may incorporate a variety of media. Created by the Knight Lab at Northwestern University, the tool is primarily intended for journalists but can be used in many disciplines and is particularly useful for digital humanities projects. (quoted from here)
Everyone will need a Google account (free) in order to use the TimelineJS Google Sheet. Any account from a Google product, such as YouTube, will work perfectly.
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Of the various columns in the TimelineJS Google Sheet template, this project requires you to only use the following:
|Google Sheet Column
copy and paste into Google Sheet cell
Column A: Year
This must be a positive or negative number. No letters. No punctuation.
Use negative to represent BCE. For example, -580 is 580 BCE.
|Column E: End Year (optional)
If the piece was created over a range of years, enter the ending year here.
Column J: Headline
This will be the title of the piece.
|TITLE: enter title here
Column K: Text
This will contain the additional slide identification items. Title is already in the Headline.
Note: To avoid pasting the content to the right without it pasting down to multiple rows:
<br>IMAGE (JANSEN) NUMBER:
Column L: Media
This will contain the url to the image.
Use this image directory to identify the image to use.
Locate the image you want to include on your timeline and then copy the URL beneath the image. This is what you should paste into TimelineJS.