Tiki-Toki Blog

The latest news and developments from the world of Tiki-Toki Timeline Software.

Welcome to the Tiki-Toki blog! We cover news, announce new features, showcase some great timelines, and provide how-tos. You can browse through the timeline of blog posts, or use the viewer controls to search and filter the posts (click on the wrench in the bottom right of the timeline). As ever, we welcome your comments and questions - get in touch with us at blog@tiki-toki.com.

2012-11-16 00:00:00

The Modernist Art Movement from India

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).

2012-11-26 00:00:00

Password-protection and lazy loading

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!

2012-12-06 00:00:00

Add audio to your timeline

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.

2012-12-31 00:00:00

Crowdsourcing the Best Global Brands

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.

2013-01-18 00:00:00

Set up and use viewer controls

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.

2013-01-25 00:00:00

Roundup of new features

We've got a whole host of new features to tell you about.

2013-02-11 00:00:00

History of Transit in Los Angeles

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.

2013-02-25 00:00:00

Embed a timeline in PowerPoint

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.

2013-03-08 00:00:00

History of Electronic Music

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

2013-03-12 00:00:00

Tiki-Toki's Second Anniversary

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

2013-03-29 00:00:00

Choose the best view for your timeline

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.

2013-04-16 00:00:00

History of Rockets and Space Travel

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.

2013-05-14 00:00:00

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

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!

2013-05-29 00:00:00

Use the 'category bands' view

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.

2013-06-07 00:00:00

3D timelines

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!

2013-06-20 00:00:00

The History of Existentialism

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.

2013-07-09 00:00:00

TikiToki Desktop for Mac OSX

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.

2013-07-19 00:00:00

Spiderweb Software

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

2013-08-05 00:00:00

Round up of new features and news

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.

2013-08-19 00:00:00

1913 Armory Show

The Smithsonian's Archives of American Art have put together a fascinating timeline about the landmark 1913 Armory Show.

2013-09-02 00:00:00

Reposition images

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.

2013-09-23 00:00:00

Banned Books Week

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.

2013-10-24 00:00:00

Philharmonie de Paris

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!

2013-11-15 00:00:00

Scrollable background image

You can now make the background image scroll with the timeline. Yes, you read that right - the background image can scroll! See it in action and find out how to do it yourself here.

2013-11-26 00:00:00

JFK Assassination Timeline

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.

2013-12-30 00:00:00

Review of 2013

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.

2014-01-22 00:00:00

Open Badges in 2013

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

2014-02-14 00:00:00

Format dates, part 1

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.

2014-02-27 00:00:00

New England Gravestones

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.

2014-03-12 00:00:00

Tiki-Toki in the classroom

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.

2014-03-22 00:00:00

HCSS Nuclear Timeline

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.

2014-04-11 00:00:00

Format dates, part 2

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 custom date formatting options.

2014-04-24 00:00:00

Irving Penn Timeline

The Irving Penn timeline created by the Art Institute of Chicago is everything a timeline should be - interesting, informative and gorgeous! Tiki-Toki is pleased to feature this lovely work.

2014-05-16 00:00:00

Round up of new features

It's time for another round up of new features for Tiki-Toki! We've been working on mobile and touchscreen improvements, especially for the 3d view. Other changes include Turkish language support and disabling story lightboxes - keep reading to find out more!

2014-05-30 00:00:00

The Rich Coast Project

We are pleased to feature the Rich Coast Project's timeline this month. It is an excellent example of visualising and sharing a project plan using Tiki-Toki interactive timelines.

2014-06-06 00:00:00

Getting started with Tiki-Toki

Ever wanted to use Tiki-Toki timelines but weren't sure how to get started? Check out our new video that walks you through the basics - signing up, creating a timeline, adding a story, image and video, and sharing your timeline.

2014-06-25 00:00:00

Adler & Gibb

We love theatre at Tiki-Toki! It is a particular pleasure therefore that our featured timeline this month is for the Royal Court Theatre's production of Adler & Gibb.

2014-08-15 00:00:00

Round up of new features

Since our last new features round up in May, we've introduced support for longer titles on 3d timelines, the ability to turn url hashing off and on, automatically displaying viewer controls for new timelines and Slovenian language support.

2014-08-26 00:00:00

History of Pevensey

What should we do when a whole project is formed around making a timeline? Feature it, of course! This month we are delighted to feature the Pevensey timeline, which charts the English village's history from the Roman period to the modern day.

2014-09-09 00:00:00

Avoid clutter on a timeline

Everybody wants their timeline to be as beautiful as it can be. If you've got a lot of stories, however, it becomes more difficult because stories may overlap each other. This is especially the case with a timeline covering a wide span of time but which has a high concentration of events in a small space of time. So how do you structure the timeline so you've got all your great content visible? To find out how, view the video or read the text.

2014-09-23 00:00:00

Women mathematicians

In honour of the start of another academic year, we are pleased to feature a timeline of women mathematicians. The timeline is part of an ongoing project being put together by Larry Riddle of Agnes Scott College.

2014-10-21 00:00:00

Salmon River History, 1849-present

We have a particular fondness for local history timelines, especially those with local/crowdsourced information and images. It is with pleasure that our featured timeline this month is the Salmon River History timeline put together by the Salmon River Restoration Council.

2014-11-06 00:00:00

Create the Tower of London 3d timeline

Ever wanted to know how we created our Tower of London 3d timeline? It's all explained here!

2014-11-26 00:00:00

From Symbian to Sailfish

We've got a fascinating timeline this month about the development of mobile operating systems - From Symbian to Sailfish: The Evolution of the Smartphone OS. It's not only the content that's interesting but also how the timeline was created.

2014-12-30 00:00:00

News and 2014 in review

Another year is drawing to a close - where did 2014 go? This is a perfect time for some reflection about the year past at Tiki-Toki, and to tell you about a couple of new features.

2015-10-20 00:00:00

Tags, spans and much more

It has been a long time since this blog was updated. This is not because we haven't had anything to report. Far from it, Tiki-Toki has undergone loads of improvements since we last posted.

2016-02-15 00:00:00

Use Tiki-Toki's new Spans feature

Have you been curious about Tiki-Toki's new spans functionality, but a bit hesitant to try it out? Fret no more! We will explain how it all works.

2016-03-02 00:00:00

Round up of new features

We have launched a raft of new features, including autoplay, improved timeline printing, added Japanese support and updated our desktop apps with loads of the new features.

2016-04-29 00:00:00

Use Tiki-Toki in the classroom

Using Tiki-Toki in the classroom can be rewarding for both you and your students, but how can you get the most out of the experience? Depending on the age of your students, we recommend different approaches.

2016-07-20 00:00:00

Cambridge Literature Timeline

The University of Cambridge's Faculty of English Library's Cambridge Literature Timeline is fantastic, full of great content and beautifully designed.

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