Timeglider is a zooming, panning data-driven timeline — great for history projects, project planning, and much more

The timeline can be zoomed by dragging the vertical slider at right: up for zooming in (less time shown) and down for zooming out (more time shown). The mousewheel also works as a zoom controller. Any white area on the "stage" of the timeline can be dragged left and right, as can the blue "ruler" which marks out different units of time. Clicking on an event brings up a small modal window with a description and links if any are provided in the data.

In addition to being loaded from a JSON datasource, Timeglider timelines can load directly from data you provide in a view.

It uses jQuery and an open-source timeline component ( http://timeglider.com/jquery/?p=intro )

Work is in progress an the first version will be released soon has been released