Among the topics that were discussed, one theme popped up in several of the sessions I took part to: the differences between “native” mobile applications and mobile Web sites, in particular to answer the question that a number of people asked on which path they should choose for their content or service.
5 March 2010
3 March 2010
I wrote a year ago an XSLT style sheet that can be handy in creating graphical timelines: it takes a simple XML file describing the said timeline, and turns it into an SVG image.
The XML file should look like:
<timeline> <start>2009-01-01</start> <end>2009-12-31</end> <line> <bar><start>2009-01</start><end>2009-05</end><name>Task A.1</name></bar> <bar><start>2009-07</start><end>2009-10</end><name>Task A.2</name></bar> </line> <line> <bar><start>2009-01</start><end>2009-08</end><name>Task B</name></bar> </line> </timeline>
And turns it into an SVG timeline that looks like:
It could use some graphical enhancements, a better SVG markup, and many other improvements, but since I already had a couple of occasions to use it for my own purposes, I’m assuming it might serve as useful inspiration for others who would need something similar.