15 Code Snippets for Timelines

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.

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Bootstrap Timeline

bootstrap timeline
Timeline by Jason Davis on CodePen

Creator: Jason Davis
Features: pure CSS/HTML.

Vertical Timeline

responsive timeline
Timeline by CodyHouse on CodePen

Creator: CodyHouse
Features: Responsive, there is also a helpful article.

Responsive Timeline

responsive timeline by bruno
Timeline by Bruno Rodrigues on CodePen

Creator: Bruno Rodrigues
Features: Responsive, SASS.

Super Simple Bootstrap Responsive Timeline

simple bootstrap timeline
Timeline by Jennifer Perrin on CodePen

Creator: Jennifer Perrin
Features: Responsive, compatible with Bootstrap, pure CSS/HTML.

Responsive HTML Timeline

responsive html timeline
Timeline by Joshua P. Larson on CodePen

Creator: Joshua P. Larson
Features: Responsive, pure CSS/HTML.

Sortable Vertical Timeline

Creator: Raúl Hernández M.
Features: Sortable, SCSS + BEM.

Simple Animated Timeline Scroller

animated timeline scroller
Timeline by Jean-Marc Goepfert on CodePen

Creator: Jean-Marc Goepfert
Features: Animated, combo of jquery and css3.


horizontal timeline
Timeline by Abhi Sharma on CodePen

Creator: Abhi Sharma
Features: Horizontal.

Responsive Semantic Timeline

responsive semantic timeline
Timeline by Kyle B. Johnson on CodePen

Creator: Kyle B. Johnson
Features: Responsive, vertical and horizontal versions, built on Assembly.


flat timeline
Timeline by Alex on CodePen

Creator: Alex
Features: Vertical, flat style.

My Year-in-Review Timeline

year in review timeline
Timeline by Ethan Thompson on CodePen

Creator: Ethan Thompson
Features: Vertical, responsive, card style, pure CSS/HTML.


colorful timeline
Timeline by Basile Therer on CodePen

Creator: Basile Therer
Features: Colorful, horizontal, modal boxes.

Responsive HAML/SASS Timeline (Prototype)

responsive timeline by boltaway
Timeline by boltaway on CodePen

Creator: boltaway
Features: Responsive, SASS and HAML.


modern timeline
Timeline by Ross Topping on CodePen

Creator: Ross Topping
Features: Colorful, pure CSS/HTML.

Timeline 2.1

timeline 2
Timeline by SrPatinhas on Bootsnipp

Creator: SrPatinhas
Features: Responsive, compatible with Bootstrap.

(The article was first published in August 2015 and has been updated to make sure all links and resources are still valid.)

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Nataly is an internet entrepreneur and an amateur web designer and developer from Sevastopol, Ukraine. She is running a blog for web designers and developers where you can find some inspirational and useful stuff. In her spare time she reads books, unveils the secrets of the world and plays volleyball.

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