Remember all those personal portfolios that present an artist in a unique and eye-pleasing manner. Those that breathe with modernity and originality, instantly capture the attention and make you stay. Well, today we are going to replenish your toolkit with some excellent, fast and clean code snippets that spice up your personal portfolio with one of the integral elements of such projects: a dynamic and captivating timeline.
Actually, if you delve into any of these projects you will see that there is nothing supernatural or extraordinary. The majority has the same basic 4/5-page structure and standard information hierarchy (including bio, services, portfolio, and contacts). What does actually make a difference is an individual and creative approach to every section.
As a rule, it implies improving each integral part through some latest techniques and tricks in order to make it look interesting, captivating and even entertaining. Dynamic pie charts that demonstrate skills, fully illustrated contact forms, reinvented Google maps with extra features, animated scrollbars, responsive timelines are the most popular options. They greatly contribute to the general feeling as well as create a long-lasting first impression that is so vital in a struggle for potential customers.
The great thing is that with some basic knowledge of HTML/CSS/JS you can also transform any dull and primitive online portfolio into a masterpiece. You even don’t have to develop it from scratch; the web offers a ton of helpful things. If you want to show off your experience or potential in a visually-appealing manner, then you should take a look at the listed below simple yet viable solutions for populating your project with a timeline. We have included vertical timelines, horizontal timelines, responsive and even Bootstrap-powered timelines.
(The article was first published in August 2015 and has been updated to make sure all links and resources are still valid.)