It has been several months since we launched the initial version of Saintstir, a 21st century taxonomy and social site centered around the saints of the Catholic Church. It comes with an API for application developers as well (check out our developers page).

This month we’re pleased to announce our first version of Saint Timelines. Its an interactive timeline that displays all of the saints on saintstir by feast day, centuries, as well as european historic periods. Its a great resource that combines a chronological view of the saints with one of the most slick user interface plugins around.

The technology:

  1. Timelines rendered with the plugin TimelineJS
  2. HTTP-JSON based API
  3. Caching on memcached
  4. Leverages the flexibility of taxonomy schema

(see our previous blog post for details on the rest of the technology stack that powers