This question led to a new package:
I just had the idea of using a timeline to specify dates in my CV. I've made a mockup in Inkscape:
The idea, as you see it, is to display the dates of experience on timelines instead of just typesetting them. I think this makes it nicer and more understandable somehow. When the position is still held, I want to use a gradient at the end of the line. Since I'm using
moderncv and it uses lines for sections (like the orange line in front of "Experience"), I would like to calibrate the time lines on this line, setting a start and an end dates corresponding to the extremities of the section line. In my example, the section line goes from 2000 to 2011 for example.
I think using TiKz could do. How would you suggest to implement this? Is there an existing package that would almost do this?