Beautiful timetablesNovember 11, 2007
Because I wanted a clear and compact way to display the timetable of the tram nearby, I created a small project. My goal was to have something more ‘visual’ than a list with numbers. I am interested in new ways to display information and what’s nice about it and why.
I think the result is something that has a bit of a learning curve and is therefore less suitable for ‘one-time’ usage. On the other hand, because it’s more of a picture and not a bunch of numbers I think it’s much easier to learn the timetable by heart for regular users.
For specification I wanted a small and simple language and preferably not start with writing a parser, so I decided to hitch a ride with Haskell first.
I’d love to hear your opinion, both a first reaction and after experimenting with it.