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    Adam is the founder of BEEDOCS, an artisan software company that makes great timeline software for Mac OS X.

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T2 Implementation

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Over the past several months, in addition to my design work on T2, I have build many small test applications that implement different aspects of the T2 project. They give me a chance to work out some of the challenges without diving full on into a large code base.

In the past week, I have shifted much more of my attention from design to implementation. Much of that effort has been on small test application, but I have recently started to assemble the various technologies into a "T2" project as well.

Here some of the things I have been working on:

  • New Layout Code for Events
  • Multiple Row Layout (Parallel Timelines)
  • An Inspector similar to Keynotes Inspector for editing visual attributes
  • An importer for Timeline 1.0 timelines
  • Event drawing and layout

There are at least a few months of work to go before a beta release, but it is fun to finally dive in.

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4 Comments:

Blogger SueJanuary 09, 2007 10:14 PM

Looking forward to the first beta, Adam. If I have some comments or wishlists, should I post them here?

Blogger Adam BehringerJanuary 10, 2007 8:56 AM

Sue, you are welcome to post your wishlist here if you'd like.

The most effective way to make suggestions is to tell me the specific problems that you are unable to solve using the existing version of timeline instead of making "feature requests".

For example, suggesting "color coding of events" is less effective than explaining that you are trying to compare historical paintings to architecture and you need a way to separate them visually on the timeline. When users give feedback based on practical issues they face, it helps a lot and allows me to design great solutions that meet real world needs.

Blogger audabeeJanuary 28, 2007 3:35 AM

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Blogger wide eyeJuly 03, 2007 9:17 AM

On that note Adam,

I need to add notes to events (and then toggle them on and off) to describe for example some key moments or key figures.

I also need to be able to search my own timeline once it becomes complex.

I'd like to use this software to help me teach and file important data chronologically.

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