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Leon Brocard (aka acme) is an orange-loving Perl eurohacker with many varied contributions to the Perl community, including the GraphViz module on the CPAN. YAPC::Europe was all his fault. He is still looking for a Perl Monger group he can start which begins with the letter 'D'.

Journal of acme (189)

Thursday June 30, 2005
09:16 AM


[ #25442 ]
What's the common visual element between 43things, Astray Recipes and Popular Tags on Flickr? A tag cloud of course! Now that tagging is the new meta, tag clouds aid you to visualise the distribution of tags. The HTML::TagCloud module generates HTML tag clouds in a nice CSS-friendly way so you can style them how you want. Add a tag cloud to your website now!

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  • Brought to you from Jesse's minion...

    You've been sold, again? Or is this some private arrangement?

    • This is apparently part of my new role as the bad-idea guy. Someone shows me some neat code they've got. I ask if it's on CPAN. They say no. I tell them it should be. They make it happen. This week, I got chromatic and Leon. I win. Thanks, Leon!
  • If you check Technorati, you’ll find their tag cloud is implemented using nested <em>s – deeper, the more common a tag is. This is a semantically rich way to signify the popularity of a tag (screen readers have a chance to interpret it meaningfully, f.ex.), and it can be styled just as well as your approach is.

    Be nice if you added support for this approach. :-)