Responsive Horizontal Timeline with jQuery & CSS3

The Albe Timeline is a lightweight and cross-browser jQuery plugin that lets you to create responsive horizontal timeline. It renders timeline from the JSON data. The plugin uses animate CSS library to show timeline story with special CSS animations. The plugin comes with 5 built-in timeline templates (audain, horizontal, minimalist, simple and vertical).

Moreover, you can display your timeline both horizontally and vertically. The plugin can be fully customize with CSS and with available options.

Plugin Overview

Plugin: Albe Timeline
Author: Albertino Júnior
Licence: MIT Licence
Published: January 20, 2024
Repository: Fork on GitHub
Dependencies: jQuery 1.3.1 or Latest version
File Type: zip archive (HTML, CSS & JavaScript )
Package Size: 249 KB

How to Make Responsive Horizontal Timeline

1. Load the jQuery JavaScript library, Animate CSS and Albe Timeline CSS & JavaScript files into your HTML document to create responsive horizontal timeline from Json Data.

<!-- jQuery -->
<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.4.1.min.js"></script>

<!-- Albe Timeline CSS -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style-albe-timeline.css" />

<!-- Albe Timeline JS -->
<script src="js/jquery-albe-timeline.min.js"></script>

2. Define your timeline data in JSON (JavaScript Object Notation).

//Json Object
var data = [
	{
		time: '2015-03-29',
		header: 'Sample of header',
		body: [{
			tag: 'h1',
			content: "Lorem ipsum"
		},
		{
			tag: 'p',
			content: 'Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, nisl lorem, wisi egestas orci tempus class massa, suscipit eu elit urna in urna, gravida wisi aenean eros massa, cursus quisque leo quisque dui.'
		}],
		footer: 'Sample of footer. See <a href=\"https://github.com/Albejr/jquery-albe-timeline\" target=\"_blank\">more details</a>'
	},
	{
		time: '2015-04-15',
		body: [{
			tag: 'h1',
			content: "Basic content"
		},
		{
			tag: 'p',
			content: 'Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, nisl lorem, wisi egestas orci tempus class massa, suscipit eu elit urna in urna, gravida wisi aenean eros massa, cursus quisque leo quisque dui.  See <a href=\"https://github.com/Albejr/jquery-albe-timeline\" target=\"_blank\">more details</a>'
		}],
	},
	{
		time: '2016-01-20',
		body: [{
			tag: 'img',
			attr: {
				src: './img/qrcode.png',
				width: '150px',
				cssclass: 'img-responsive'
			}
		},
		{
			tag: 'h2',
			content: 'Sample with image'
		},
		{
			tag: 'p',
			content: 'Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, nisl lorem, wisi egestas orci tempus class massa, suscipit eu elit urna in urna, gravida wisi aenean eros massa, cursus quisque leo quisque dui.'
		}]
	},
	{
		time: '2013-01-20',
		body: [{
			tag: 'img',
			attr: {
				src: './img/girl.png',
				width: '100px',
				cssclass: 'img-responsive'
			}
		},
		{
			tag: 'h2',
			content: 'Sample with image rigth'
		},
		{
			tag: 'p',
			content: 'Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, nisl lorem, wisi egestas orci tempus class massa, suscipit eu elit urna in urna, gravida wisi aenean eros massa, cursus quisque leo quisque dui.'
		}]
	}
];

3. After that, create a div element in which your timeline will be loaded dynamically.

<div id="myTimeline"> 
</div>

4. Finally, initialize the plugin in jQuery document ready function.

$(document).ready(function () {

	$('#myTimeline').albeTimeline(data, {
		effect: "zoomIn",
		showMenu: false
	});

});

4. If you want to customize the behavior of plugin, you can use the following configuration options.

  $('#myTimeline').albeTimeline(data, {
    //Effect of presentation
    //'fadeInUp', 'bounceIn', etc
    effect: 'zoomInUp',
    //Sets the visibility of the annual grouper
    showGroup: true,
    //Sets the anchor menu visibility for annual groupings (depends on 'showGroup')
    showMenu: true,
    //Specifies the display language of texts (i18n)
    language: 'pt-BR',
    //Sets the date display format
    //'dd/MM/yyyy', 'dd de MMMM de yyyy HH:mm:ss', etc
    formatDate : 'dd MMMM',
    //Defines ordering of items
    //true: Descendente
    //false: Ascendente
    sortDesc: true
  });

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