How to Show a Timeline History

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The Timeline History of the English Language was designed to simplify understanding of the evolution of English from Old English through the Middle English period to the present. At last an easy, clear, straight forward reference on the timeline of English. With colorful diagrams, charts, maps and illustrations, you will understand any confusion in terms of how English came about and meet your interest. This book includes many examples of topical essays. A chronology of events helps readers see the progression of language development.

In the introduction, Sophie contrasts the “dots” of everyday life: “a line across a stage; a snapshot of each event or occurrence; a sketch of a lifetime.” Then she turns to the timeline, comparing these dots to “a stream of ideas that flows through you as a river.” Sophie’s example of a stream of ideas is based on her own writing as she jolts through various strands of information in her daily life. When comparing the three dots to the timeline, Sophie labels each event or occurrence. She uses her personal metaphor of a teardrop to label events in each period.

An Overview

Timeline History

Sophie’s applet allows you to zoom through time with the use of three horizontal lines running across the top. When viewing a particular point in history, Sophie labels it with a question mark. A corresponding chart and image appears on the Android Market Android app, showing a histogram of time, with each color denoting a different year. Sophie labels events as “the big picture”; a user experiences an idea and selects which time period to view it in relation to, either, a major event, or a minor event. The Android Market Android app shows one of the first maps used on smartphones to depict the progression of English language from Old English through Middle English.

A Timeline History View for Android looks like three horizontal lines running top to bottom representing the month, day, and year. The two bars on the top represent the days since a certain date, and the colored bar represents the year. The top line displays the day that certain event occurred. The bottom line displays the year since the date. If, for instance, Sophie would like to look at the year since her graduation, she can simply tap the’progressed years’option on the top left corner of the screen.

Timeline History Facts

Timeline History

In this example, Sophie can look at the places she’s traveled to with her current mobile device. The locations are labeled with arrows leading to easy identifying. When Sophie taps on a place, a pop up menu appears, containing a number of options such as, Map, Playground, etc. Of course, she can always tap the ‘advanced options’ link to reveal additional features.

As an example, if she would like to display all of her personal content found on Facebook, then she can tap the ‘Build Audience’ link located on the upper right-hand corner. This will bring up a pop up menu with all of her profiles and albums. When she clicks the button ‘Show All’, a list of profiles containing all of hers, as well as those of her friends appears. If she clicks on one of the options, a new window will open. This list contains a number of items such as Favorite People, Friend Request, Age, Location, Gender, Education, Lifestyle, Media, Special interests, Mobile Phone, Email, and much more. Each of these items can be customized and changed depending on whether she wants to show a specific profile, all of her profiles, or just the people she recently added.

When she taps on one of the items in the slide-out menu, the resulting menu contains, in order, a list of all of her friends, their names, ages, locations, and the like. Now, when she chooses one of the links that appears in the selection above the timeline, she is taken back to the timeline she was viewing in the main photo album. This makes it easy for her to switch between the various photos in one place and the various pages of her personal content in another. If she likes three dots, for example, she will see all of her snaps posted by that person posted in the timeline in the top left-hand corner.

Bottom Line

If she clicks on one of the choices, a new window will open containing the photo of the person she likes. Then, she can easily switch between the various items displayed in that window. If she likes three dots, for example, she can see each picture from each of the following people, assuming she has access to all of their personal content: Kevin Spacey, Matthew McConaughey, and Leonardo DiCaprio.

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