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Did you know how to: Format dates, part 2

11th Apr 2014 | Tasha G

Ever wanted to customise the format of dates on your timeline? Now you can! As promised in an earlier blog post, this post is all about customised date formatting options.

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Timeline of the month: HCSS Nuclear Timeline

22nd Mar 2014 | Tasha G

The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) has put together a gorgeous and informative timeline about nuclear history, which Tiki-Toki is pleased to feature this month.

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Tiki-Toki News: Tiki-Toki in the classroom

12th Mar 2014 | Tasha G

We've got a special treat for all the teachers out there who use Tiki-Toki! Scott McAnally of Wade Hampton High School has kindly shared some of his insights on using Tiki-Toki and other resources in the classroom.

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Timeline of the month: New England Gravestones

27th Feb 2014 | Tasha G

We are pleased to feature a very unique timeline this month about New England Gravestones and the Iconography of Death which was created by Robin Ness of Brown University.

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Did you know how to: Format dates, part 1

14th Feb 2014 | Tasha G

If ever there was a meaty topic regarding timelines, this is it! We will cover the standard options for date formatting in this blog post. In a later blog post, we'll go over customised date formatting options.

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Timeline of the month: Open Badges in 2013

22nd Jan 2014 | Tasha G

The Mozilla Open Badges project created a lovely timeline about their work in 2013 which the Tiki-Toki team are proud to feature.

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Tiki-Toki News: Review of 2013

30th Dec 2013 | Tasha G

It's almost time to welcome the start of another year. In the spirit of saying good-bye to the old and welcoming the new, here's a brief review of Tiki-Toki over 2013.

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Timeline of the month: JFK Assassination Timeline

26th Nov 2013 | Tasha G

This month we feature a timeline painstakingly put together by the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza about the events leading up to and following JFK's assassination.

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New feature: Scrollable background image

15th Nov 2013 | Tasha G

You can now make the background image scroll with the timeline. Yes, you read that right - the background image can scroll! Check it out on the blog timeline and then read more here.

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Timeline of the month: Philharmonie de Paris

24th Oct 2013 | Tasha G

This month we are pleased to feature a beautiful timeline about the construction of the Philharmonie de Paris, which is due to open in 2015!

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Timeline of the month: Banned Books Week

23rd Sept 2013 | Tasha G

Every year, the American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom highlights challenges to library materials and free speech by celebrating Banned Books Week. They have also put together a timeline about banned books using Tiki-Toki.

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Do you know how to: Reposition images

2nd Sept 2013 | Tasha G

So you've started work on your fabulous timeline and it's all looking great. But then you notice that Aunt Mabel's famous pink beehive is getting cropped out of the image - what to do? Fret not, Tiki-Toki allows you to manually reposition story images, to avoid important bits - such as auntie's colourful hair do - from being hidden.

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Timeline of the month: 1913 Armory Show

19th Aug 2013 | Tasha G

On the centennial anniversary of the Armory Show, the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art have put together a fascinating timeline about the exhibition, which we are pleased to feature this month!

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Tiki-Toki News: Round up of new features

5th Aug 2013 | Tasha G

It's time for another round up of new features and Tiki-Toki news! Firstly, the new features: Tiki-Toki now works with DailyMotion videos and is more mobile device friendly. Secondly, the news: timelines can now be viewed in 3d and we have recently released Tiki-Toki Desktop, a downloadable Mac version of Tiki-Toki.

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Timeline of the month: Spiderweb Software

19th Jul 2013 | Tasha G

In the spirit of summertime fun, our timeline this month features the game releases from Spiderweb Software, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary!

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Tiki-Toki News: TikiToki Desktop for Macs

9th Jul 2013 | Tasha G

We are pleased to announce that TikiToki Desktop - a Mac OSX desktop version of our timeline software - is now available for download in the Mac App Store.

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Timeline of the month: The History of Existentialism

20th Jun 2013 | Tasha G

If you are interested in philosophy, then this month's timeline is well worth a look! Joe Sackmann has put together a timeline on the History of Existentialism.

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New feature: 3d timelines

6th Jun 2013 | Tasha G

We're really pleased to launch Tiki-Toki's 3d timeline view! Both new and existing timelines can now be viewed in 3d. What's more, you can customise how your timeline will appear in 3d to really make it shine!

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Do you know how to: Use the 'category bands' view

29h May 2013 | Tasha G

As promised in an earlier blog post, this post will be about getting the most out of the 'category band' view for your timeline. This view is really useful if you have lots of stories, or want to display some stories as events and others as duration.

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Timeline of the month: The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

14th May 2013 | Tasha G

We're really pleased to feature the Scholastic Art & Writing Award's timeline this month, and would like to congratulate them on their 90th anniversary!

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Timeline of the month: History of Rockets and Space Travel

16th Apr 2013 | Tasha G

This month's featured timeline is the educational and beautifully designed history of rockets and space travel, put together by Crank Publishing to tie in with their iOS app Junior Astronaut - Breaking through the space barrier.

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Do you know how to: Choose the best view for your timeline

2nd Apr 2013 | Tasha G

Tiki-Toki offers loads of options for customising the look of your timelines. Perhaps the most important is the 'view' option, which allows you to choose between four different ways of displaying a timeline: 'Standard', 'Category Bands', 'Coloured Stories' and 'Duration'. Here, we'll walk you through each of these options so you can pick the one that best meets your needs.

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Tiki-Toki News: Tiki-Toki's Second Anniversary

12th Mar 2013 | Tasha G

Today marks the second anniversary of Tiki-Toki's launch! As you can imagine, we're rather chuffed.

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Timeline of the month: History of Electronic Music

8th Mar 2013 | Tasha G

We've got another fascinating featured timeline this month: Matthew Davidson's timeline of Electronic Music.

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Do you know how to: Embed a timeline in PowerPoint

25th Feb 2013 | Tasha G

We are often asked whether it is possible to embed Tiki-Toki timelines into PowerPoint presentations. We did some digging and discovered that, yes, it is possible, thanks to a free PowerPoint plug-in.

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Timeline of the month: History of Transit in Los Angeles

11th Feb 2013 | Tasha G

This month we've got a real treat for all the transport buffs out there: our timeline of the month is the Metro Transportation Library and Archive's History of Transit in Los Angeles.

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Tiki-Toki News: Roundup of new features

25th Jan 2013 | Tasha G

We've got a whole host of new features to tell you about. First off, there's a bunch of new options for the category band view. You can now order the bands and set the size of each relative to the others. You can also change the story appearance for each band...

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Do you know how to: Set up and use viewer controls

18th Jan 2013 | Tasha G

It's a new year, and now's the time to get started on those New Year resolutions! Perhaps a few of you made a resolution to work on your timeline. Today's topic just might come in handy, as it's all about making it easier for your timeline's viewers.

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Timeline of the month: Crowdsourcing the Best Global Brands

31st Dec 2012 | Tasha G

Every month we showcase a timeline that has interesting content and makes good use of Tiki-Toki's features. This month we have a fantastic timeline by Yannig Roth - Crowdsourcing by World's Best Global Brands.

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Do you know how to: Add audio to your timeline

6th Dec 2012 | Tasha G

Tiki-Toki has loads of great features to help you create unique and attractive timelines. Some of these features are less well known than others. For example, I am sure you already knew that you could add images and videos to your stories but did you know that you can also embed audio? This can be really useful if you have recorded interviews or other audio files you'd like to share on your timeline.

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New features: Password-protection and lazy loading

26th Nov 2012 | Tasha G

The Tiki-Toki team are always hard at work behind the scenes improving the software and making things easier for our users. In future, we'll be covering some of that behind-the-scenes work in the blog. Today, we're pleased to announce the launch of two new features: password-protected timelines and lazy image loading!

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Timeline of the month: The Modernist Art Movement from India

16th Nov 2012 | Tasha G

To inaugurate Tiki-Toki's new blog, we'd like to kick-off what will hopefully become a monthly tradition: featuring one of the beautiful timelines created by our users. Since this is the first time we've done this, we've chosen this month's featured timeline ourselves, but in future months people can submit their own timelines to be featured (more on that below).

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