If you’ve found your way here from my newly live Planet Money Race to Refinance, welcome to my underground lair. I’d love to be able to live up to all the awesome things Laura Conaway wrote about me, but, sadly, I cannot. The only true word in “certifiable Web genius” is certifiable, but I’ll accept the compliment gracefully nonetheless.
The timeline project was done on a whim, because Laura tossed out the challenge that something like this would be neat and because I can’t turn down a good challenge. In the end, it was a great opportunity to stretch my skills.
I have to take a moment to thank my good friend Brennen Bearnes, who pointed me to the Simile timeline widget in the first place and who checked my code for craptacularity. He also made some nice, elegant CSS adjustments that took my timeline page from Minimalist Ugly to Minimalist Clean. He’s perhaps more certifiable than me, but he’s definitely more of a web genius.
Anyway, it’s nice to have you. If you decide to stay, or if you just want to leave me a nice or nasty comment, feel free. Thanks to Laura Conaway and Caitlin Kenney of NPR’s Planet Money for giving me the chance to do this. It was a blast.