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For those who don't know, we have a sister website, a kind of prequel to Future Timeline:

https://www.pasttimeline.net/

It's been in (slow) development for several years, and lacks any timeline content or other features. However, I finished the homepage recently, and now that our new forum here is essentially complete, I should be able to devote a lot more time to Past Timeline. :)

This thread is for my news and updates on the project, and for people to suggest ideas for things they'd like to see.

I want the format to be fairly similar to Future Timeline, but with perhaps slightly more creativity.
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wjfox wrote: Wed May 19, 2021 8:50 am For those who don't know, we have a sister website, a kind of prequel to Future Timeline:

https://www.pasttimeline.net/

It's been in (slow) development for several years, and lacks any timeline content or other features. However, I finished the homepage recently, and now that our new forum here is essentially complete, I should be able to devote a lot more time to Past Timeline. :)

This thread is for my news and updates on the project, and for people to suggest ideas for things they'd like to see.

I want the format to be fairly similar to Future Timeline, but with perhaps slightly more creativity.
Sounds great, this forum has been in my bookmarks for years ever since you created the site. Look forward to when it is finally complete.
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What do you plan on adding to the website next, Will?
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TrueAnimationFan wrote: Thu May 20, 2021 9:50 pm What do you plan on adding to the website next, Will?

Probably going to start on the basic template for a timeline page.

i.e.

Main banner

Dropdown menu

Section headings

Main text content

Footer.

I should be able to "clone" some of the code from FutureTimeline.

Once that's done (and made responsive), I'll create a generic box with sample/placeholder text, to go within the main text content. This will be used as a template for each timeline entry. For Past Timeline, the references will go within each timeline entry, rather than being listed at the bottom of each page like Future Timeline. This will make things much, much quicker to update, as I won't need to go through dozens of anchor links whenever a timeline entry is moved or deleted.
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Sounds good to me. Be sure to let us know in this thread once you add something new - I’d hate to miss it.

As for the timeline itself, my suggestion would be to include as many non European events as possible (China, Japan, Polynesian migrations, Olmecs/Mayans/Aztecs/Incas).

Good luck, Will!
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Wow, my tweet went viral, and I gained almost 200 new followers. :shock: :D
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wjfox wrote: Sat May 29, 2021 7:39 am Wow, my tweet went viral, and I gained almost 200 new followers. :shock: :D
Wow, congrats. I hope you achieve more in the months to come.
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Any new progress?
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TrueAnimationFan wrote: Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:12 pm Any new progress?
You'll be pleased to hear I'm working on a template this evening. :)
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Doing some pretty extensive work on the first timeline page today. Creating a logarithmic-scale graph with section links. I've now discovered a way to combine Excel + Illustrator that should make these graphs a lot easier and quicker to make for subsequent pages.
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