Here is my current iteration of a COVID-19 Timeline project, capturing all key events of our rapidly developing pandemic. The actual timeline is embedded into this post, so please click the lower headline to access it.
More information below the fold.
Note: This post will remain at top of my blog for the foreseeable future.
Way back on April 4 I published a post titled “A Modest Coronavirus Timeline.” This post was not only my first attempt at capturing the rapidly moving Coronavirus pandemic events, but also my first attempt at building a timeline using the newest webdesign graphics tools available in WordPress. I learned a lot building that timeline, both on the pandemic, and using new website design tools.
I had planned on adding to that timeline, but by the time I finished it I realized it was not readily maintainable. So, starting last week I rebuilt my timeline into this new version, titled “COVID-19 Timeline Project”. This is a maintainable page, so I do plan on expanding and continuing it for a while longer. At least until I’m not in my home on lock down with little else to do but write.
Technical Details of my COVID Timeline Project
I built this current timeline iteration as a WordPress page vice a post for ease of maintainability. This project needed the freedom of not using my standard page template, to support the information I wanted to present.
In order to gain the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and ability to include a page file in my blog, I needed to embed it in an actual post, which is what I now have.
The timeline graphics is provided by a third-party plugin called “Qubely,” an extension of WordPress’s “Gutenberg” block editor concept. The more I work with Gutenberg, the most I like the blocks concept. I’ve also used popup page widows for additional stories, a concept I pioneered with a grad school project last year.
Overall, I think this will be an effective format for putting the Coronavirus pandemic events into context. I hope to be able to expand it over the next few months until, Goddess wills, this pandemic comes to an end.
A Modest Coronavirus Timeline : My fist attempt at capturing the swirls of pandemic events.
Living In Interesting Times : A rundown of a week’s worth of incredible Coronavirus events worth remembering.
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