TimelineJS v3 alternatives and similar libraries
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TimelineJS 3 is a rewrite of the popular Timeline JS software. Please be clear that this is software which "does" the same thing, but it isn't the same software, so some details will vary. See https://timeline.knightlab.com for more information.
Contributing to TimelineJS
Are you trying to contribute to or develop TimelineJS3? Here's where you should start.
The official documentation for embedding a Timeline in your page instead of using an embed is now maintained on the main TimelineJS website.
The official documentation for configuration options is now maintained on the main TimelineJS website.
The official documentation for the JSON format is now maintained on the main TimelineJS website.
See API doc here: https://github.com/NUKnightLab/TimelineJS3/blob/master/API.md
The official documentation for available media types is now maintained on the main TimelineJS website.
Extending Media Types
- Create a new class for the media type in
source/js/media/type. It's easiest to duplicate an existing one and change the filename and classname.
- Add the new file to the code-kit compile list inside the main
TL.Timeline.jsfile. Code-kit uses the following language to prepend the file to the compile
// @codekit-prepend "media/types/TL.Media.YourMediaTypeName.js";
- Add a new object to the
source/js/media/TL.MediaType.js. Make sure to have the correct class name in
match_stras a regex to help timeline figure out what type of media the given url is.
- If you want icons for the media to show up in the Timeline, then you will also need to add an icon class to
source/less/icons/Icons.lessthat has the name