What is the meaning of a timeline

Timeline - function, application and tips

You can choose from a number of different options and formats for your timeline to best represent your data. Below are some of the most common types of timelines to choose from:

Horizontal timeline: With the help of a horizontal timeline, data can be displayed in chronological order - from left to right.

Vertical timeline: With a vertical timeline, data can also be displayed chronologically - but this time from top (first event) to bottom (last event). Events and other data are noted horizontally next to the timeline.

Chronological timeline: A chronological timeline gives an overview of a specific sequence of events. Typically the oldest event is shown on the left and the newest on the right. This timeline is particularly suitable for depicting past events.

Grantt diagram: The Grantt diagram is a bar chart that can be used to track the progress of a project over time. It is ideal for managing projects of all sizes and coordinating tasks, task duration, times and resources.

Dynamic timeline: On a dynamic timeline, the user can scroll and change times in real time. These are particularly advantageous when large amounts of data have to be mapped and analyzed over a long period of time.

Static timeline: The chronological timeline and the bar chart are examples of a static timeline. The entire data is presented together on a static level; the data is neither changed nor moved.

bar chart: Bar charts are especially useful for comparing time and results, such as revenue or business growth. Thanks to the vertical display, you can see profits and / or losses immediately - the ideal tool for corporate analysts or finance teams.