I'm working with the Waypoints widget in Neatline. I have no problem creating waypoints and ordering them, but I'd like to organize them into an accordion-style list similar to one shown in the "Perspectives on the Haram" exhibit at http://ibnjubayr.neatline-uva.org/neatline/fullscreen/perspectives-on-the-haram
My team and I are working on a project mapping instances of early Christian persecution, and we are looking at different ways of grouping records (by historical periods, contexts, types of persecution, participants involved in persecutions, etc.)
Not sure if Waypoints will work for this, but I'd like to give it a go.
I'm also enamored with the accordion-style navigation used within the text of this exhibit: http://lovecraft.neatline.org/neatline-exhibits/show/lovecraft-in-providence/fullscreen - this doesn't look like Waypoints to me, though.
Any guidance on implementing accordion navigation in Waypoints or something similar would be much appreciated.
Waypoints can't truly do parent-child nesting yet. The "Perspectives on the Haram" group used dates to make Waypoints to appear to be nested while the timeline was positioned during the appropriate interval, and they used fonts and font styling to clarify which "sub-waypoints" belonged to which main waypoints entry.
Here's a specific example:
The Neatline item for Al-Azraqi has Start and End dates and both the SIMILE Timeline and Waypoints widgets selected on the Style tab, so that it appears on the timeline and the waypoints sidebar, but the item has no After and Before dates, so it's always visible.
The Neatline items that are associated with Al-Azraqi (its "sub-waypoints") have Start and End dates and After and Before dates that match the Al-Azraqi main entry, but only the Waypoints widget is enabled on their Style tabs. So they don't appear on the timeline, and they are only visible on the Waypoints sidebar when the timeline is within the scope of the Al-Azraqi main entry. Additionally, the associated items' titles have been styled as Typewriter font in the full-screen text editor window.
The Lovecraft exhibit is, alas, constructed using Neatline 1.1.3, so the Waypoints functionality of that can't be replicated.
Hope this helps, but if you have further questions, or I haven't been clear here, please do let me know.
Thanks for the quick reply and the detailed example. I could work with that I think.