10+ Best Javascript Timeline Libraries 2022

Timeline, in the digital world, is a way of narrating a story in the chronological order. Reading a list of dates and events in a table is never as interesting as poring over a detailed timeline. So here are Javascript Libraries for creating beautifully crafted timelines easily.


Placing labels on a timeline without overlap.


Timelines Chart

A parallel timelines layout (swimlanes) for representing state of time-series over time. Each timeline segment can be assigned a value on a color scale, either continuous (heatmap mode) or ordinal (for categorical representation). Time-series can be grouped into logical groups, represented as distinct sections. Allows for exploration using drag-to-zoom or a timeline brush.

Timelines Chart


This is an open-source tool that enables anyone to build visually,rich, interactive timelines. Beginners can create a timeline using nothing more than a Google spreadsheet. Experts can use their JSON skills to create custom installations, while keeping TimelineJS’s core look and functionality.



Visualize your data and events with sexy HTML5 and CSS3. Create simple time sheets with sneaky JavaScript. Style them with CSS and have mobile fun as well …



This is a library for making a chronology timeline out of events on a horizontal timescale. From a list of dates and events, it can generate a graphical representation of schedules, historical events, deadlines, and more. It requires raphael.js to function.



The library is designed to be easy to use, to handle large amounts of dynamic data, and to enable manipulation of and interaction with the data. The library consists of the components DataSet, Timeline, Network, Graph2d and Graph3d.



It is a data-driven interactive timeline application built using JavaScript. You can “grab” the timeline and drag it left and right, and zoom in and out to view centuries at a time or just hours.



Minimalist timeline in javascript based on d3.js.



It will create a unique HTML page that embeds a JSON object with your data. The CSS and JavaScript are identical for every timeline created, so you can host those centrally and simply point to them when you deploy a timeline.


Simile widgets

The SIMILE project of MIT develops open source tools to process and visualize all kinds of digital data. One of their widgets you can integrate in your own website and/or pair with other applications.



This is a Javascript library to help use online maps, including Google, OpenLayers, and Bing, with a SIMILE timeline. The library allows you to load one or more datasets in JSON, KML, or GeoRSS onto both a map and a timeline simultaneously.


Responsive Timeline

You can create your own timeline for your personal website or portfolio. This timeline based on CSS3 and jQuery. It consist of very simple interface for editing ,modern design and various transitions styles. Included are over 40+ animations, 10+ styles.

First - Responsive Timeline


  1. Great stuff, thanks!

  2. Infoxensays:

    Nice and useful content. Thanks 🙂

  3. Frank Salinassays:

    Very useful stuff, thanks!

  4. Petersays:

    For historical timelines with maps: histomania.com

  5. arcazjsays:

    see as well, openbexi timeline which is is a data-driven interactive timeline for visualizing temporal data.

  6. An alternative timeline visualization tool to consider is KronoGraph: https://cambridge-intelligence.com/kronograph/ It’s a developer toolkit for building interactive timelines – ideal for investigative use cases

  7. David McLuresays:

    I find it very odd that nearly all of these example implementations (with the exception of the very first) depict time going from left to right, when in fact all computer browsers display scrollable events from top to bottom.

  8. Gavinsays:

    Nice Stuff, checkout some jQuery timeline plugins I mentioned on my blog.

  9. Stavsays:

    Yeah, nice timelines.

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