APLogo.jpgThe Associated Press experimented with HTML5 and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 and came up with Timeline Reader, which allows it to offer news stories in a chronological, timeline format.

AP said Timeline Reader uses the new browser’s ability to cache content to save users’ settings, as well as allowing them to create a custom story queue, adding that the experiment will run for about six months.

AP general manager of global product development Jeffrey Litvack said:

We are always looking for ways to improve the way users find and engage with news. This project combined a number of new tools and opportunities to push that experience further.