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Display a timeline of DigitalNZ resources in Wikispaces

When searching for nice examples of mashups using javascript, I came across this timeline of Digital NZ resources. Unfortunately, I couldn't get the iFrame embed to work. I modified code provided on github to get it to work on wikispaces.


Working example at: http://widgeds.wikispaces.com/DigitalNZ+Timeline

Compared to other examples, this cannot be added as a customizable widged to any wikispace page without me explicitly enabling your space. If interested, take contact.

But you can embed a generic timeline in any wikispaces using the twin version that I put on dropbox. Edit page, click widget, select Other HTML, paste this code:

<iframe src="http://dl.dropbox.com/u/24333779/exercist/digitalNZ_timeline/index.html" width="800" height="740" frameborder="0"></iframe>

This should work on any wikispace.


  • Suzie Vesper

    Thanks - this looks really interesting. I couldn't see anything except an empty box though when I went to the wiki to take a look. You might also be interested to know that you can now search DigitalNZ through Digistore.


  • Marielle Lange

    Hi Suzie, You had to enter a word in the Search input box to see the timeline. I have now changed it so that it loads a random timeline by default (I went for tui as there are many images). Let me know if you still have issues seeing it (you may have to reload the page to see the change. ).

    Thanks for the tip on Digistore. I rapidly checked it up. On the simile timeline, they have the object details, including image thumbnail if available, appear in a small caption box. That would be nice to have that kind of functionality on digistore :-). It really speeds up exploration.