An illustrated history of digital iconography.
A breathtaking overview of Cassini’s mission. The timeline video—matching up footage from Saturn with contemporary events on Earth—is a beautiful and haunting dose of perspective.
You can even watch a four hour video of every single one of the 341,805 images that Cassini has sent up till now.
A nice navigable timeline of historical events from Wikipedia.
A nice little pattern for generating a swish timeline in SVG from a plain ol’ definition list in HTML.
A timeline of technology.
Improve your word power: here’s a timeline of terms used to describe male genitalia throughout history. And yes, there is a female equivalent.
I like this theory!
Oh, no! How horrid! Now Twitter won’t control the “user experience” of that widget!
Instead, the person who actually posted the tweets in the first place gets to decide how they should be displayed. Crazy idea, isn’t it?
A long-zoom data visualisation.
This powerful timeline illustrates how drone attacks have increased dramatically under Obama’s administration.
Excellent journalism combined with excellent art direction into something that feels just right for the medium of the web.
A really nice interactive timeline of data from ten years of scrobbling music to Last.fm.
This is right up my alley: a timeline of the history of hypertext, starting with Borges.
This is a rather lovely history of the first two years of Lanyrd, starting with that honeymoon-turned-startup.
I really like the way that Lanyrd’s communications reflect the personalities of Simon and Nat: utterly brilliant, but also a little bonkers, with far more animals than would be reasonably expected.
A nice visualisation of Apple’s transition From desktop to mobile over ten years, one Daring Fireball article at a time.
Oh, and happy birthday, Daring Fireball.
A nice timeline visualisation of recent history.
This is rather wonderful: a DevFort project for navigating interweaving strands of history, James Burke style.
Cute CSS animations illustrating the incredible rate of uploads to YouTube.
An interactive timeline where we, the wise crowd, can add our predictions (although the timeline for the past, showing important technological breakthroughs, is bizarrely missing Cooke and Wheatsone’s telegraph).