You'll need to install node.js and npm first. You can get them by hitting
install button over at http://nodejs.org/.
Create an empty folder to create your timeline.
timeline will parse
all files in this folder and watches the filesystem for updates.
Run the daemon from the folder that you created. For example:
cd /home/me/MyTimeline node /home/me/gitstuff/timeline/lib/serve.js
Then point your browser to http://localhost:8888/.
Timeline file format
Use plain text files to create your timeline. For example:
December 31, 1999 - January 1, 2000 Partied like it was 1999 December 2000 Partied like it was still 1999?
You can specify background colors by adding a
color: line. This
will apply to all events for the remainder of the file.
color: hotpink December 2013 Wrote timeline instead of partying