Timeline-Ology: Cont.Tyler Hogan
So, after that lovely discourse on timelines last time, I’ve found what I think is the best timeline product I’ve ever seen. I met these folks at ICHE (which is an amazing convention, BTW) and fell in love with their timeline. I wanted to get three just for myself (but realized that would be silly). Please give a enthusiastic round of applause to: Add-A-Century Timeline!
This is truly brilliant. The pages have a special coating on the sides, which allows you to do all kinds of things with them. I have to say, I’m incredibly picky about my timelines. There are some styles I would just never use. But this has everything I like about every style! It’s easy, customizable, and attractive.
Each page can be used for whatever length of time you’d like. It makes sense to use 1 spread (2 pages) per century for AD studies, while BC studies might use a page per hundred years or more.
You can take out a page or two at a time to work on, and when you’re done, you can put them back in your binder. That’s also nice because then you never look at what you’ve done and see all the blank spaces you haven’t done yet – it always looks complete up to whatever point you’ve written – great for us perfectionists!
This one item can work for several styles of timelines:
1) Attach the pages side-by-side for a linear timeline:
One handy thing about this is that you can take out a page at a time to work on – and if you make a mistake, you haven’t ruined your entire project!
2) Fold the pages up accordion style, or put them in a binder and flip through them in your notebook:
The pages are 12×12 card stock, so all you scrapbookers will feel right at home. It comes with color coding labels, date stickers, cool category stickers, and more. Check out their website for more info. I’m *hoping* we’ll be able to carry these soon ourselves. Let me know if you like it as much as I do and it’ll happen sooner! It’s about $50, (about $13 more for an oversize binder). You’ll use this again and again. It’s modular, customizable, and just plain nifty looking!
When you place your order (which you should do as soon as you possibly can), make sure to tell them Tyler sent you!