7 Best Timeline Generators In JavaScript & CSS

A timeline is a type of chronology chart that displays a list of events labeled with dates in chronological order.

It is typically used to tell a story, show milestones/history, or describe events relative to each other.

In this post, I’m happy to share with you the 7 best Vanilla JavaScript- or Pure CSS-driven libraries that help you create historic timelines based on dates. I hope you like it.

1. Responsive Vertical Timeline In Pure CSS

Responsive Vertical Timeline In Pure CSS

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A simple, plain, responsive, vertical timeline built with CSS and HTML unordered list.


2. Responsive Horizontal/Vertical Timeline In Vanilla JavaScript – timeline.js

Responsive Horizontal/Vertical Timeline In Vanilla JavaScript – timeline.js

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A vanilla JavaScript plugin to render a responsive, horizontal/vertical timeline component from plain HTML.


3. Simple Scrollable Timeline Chart With D3.js – d3-timeline

Simple Scrollable Timeline Chart With D3.js – d3-timeline

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A pure JavaScript library for rendering a scrollable and scalable timeline chart using d3.js library.


4. Responsive Animated Timeline With JavaScript And CSS3

Responsive Animated Timeline With JavaScript And CSS3

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A simple, responsive timeline where the event nodes will slide smoothly into the screen on vertical page scrolling.


5. Parallel Timelines Chart With JavaScript And SVG

Parallel Timelines Chart With JavaScript And SVG

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A JavaScript & SVG based charting library to create a Gantt Chart style segmented timelines for representing the state of time-series over time.


6. Responsive Interactive Timeline In Vanilla JavaScript – Simple Timeline

Responsive Interactive Timeline In Vanilla JavaScript – Simple Timeline

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A simple, responsive, interactive timeline implemented in pure JavaScript.


7. Responsive Timeline Slider With JavaScript And CSS

Responsive Timeline Slider With JavaScript And CSS

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A responsive, touch-enabled, horizontal timeline that allows to manually slide through events just like a slider.


More Resources:

See our Timeline section for more JavaScript & CSS timeline libraries. If you’re a jQuery user, see this article: 10 Best Timeline Components In jQuery And Pure JS/CSS.

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