Infographics and interactive content engage readers while also communicating a lot of information. Interactive infographics (like NowThisNews’ recent motion instagraphic) can keep readers on page for longer, and even help boost traffic to your site. Of course, if you don’t have an established creative team at your disposal, it might seem difficult to create something like an interactive timeline from scratch. Thanks to a little tool called Timetoast, though, it’s actually a lot easier than you might think.
Timetoast lets users create interactive timelines complete with history blurbs, pictures and dates with an intuitive interface.
Just by uploading photos, adding dates, and even links to outside sources, users can create polished timelines that can then be embedded into sites and blog posts or shared across Twitter and Facebook. Brands can use Timetoast to trace their company history, a product launch or a look back at the highlights of the year their company launched. Check out an example of how the timelines look and operate below.
Need help creating other infographics and charts for your content? Check out our resources to help to do just that (even if you’re not artistically inclined).