Tiki-Toki: Online Timeline Creation Tool

Written by: Casey Miles

Primary Source: Writing Rhetoric and American Cultures

Tiki-Toki is a free web-based timeline creator. But what does that mean exactly? The timelines you can create with Tiki-Toki move across the screen left to right, allowing the user to embed images, audio, video, and text. What I love most about this tool is the visual design elements that allow for the creation of beautiful timelines. And as we know, the visual rhetoric of a piece can make or break its effectiveness and credibility.

The newest feature Tiki-Toki offers is 3D, which allows your timeline to move front to back while time still moves left to right. Sounds confusing with mere words, so have a look at this history of the Tower of London – tiki-toki.com/timeline/entry/137152/Tower-of-London-3D.

Ready to get started? Check out the timeline Tiki-Toki created that walks you through its features while telling you the history of the tool – tiki-toki.com/timeline/entry/43/Beautiful-web-based-timeline-software/#vars!date=2010-11-11_13:15:40!.

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Casey Miles
Casey Miles is PhD student in Rhetoric & Writing, with a master’s degree in Digital Rhetoric & Professional Writing. Casey’s research focuses on queer rhetorics, specifically looking at butch ways of knowing, doing, and being in academic spaces, as well as documentary and video composition. Casey continues to work on her documentary series, The Gender Project, which explores gender, gender identity, and sexuality in everyday lives. Follow her on Twitter @soulsmiles