Beautiful tag clouds – Wordle to your mother

Tony Hallett

Tony Hallett

Managing Director

May 8, 2012 4:54 pm

We’ve been messing around with Wordle. It’s not new but, if you use tag clouds (as a publisher or reader) and like great design, we think you’ll like it.

Below are a few examples. We’ve used all the words from since we launched at the start of the year, then the words in e-book Everything In Moderation: How to chair, moderate or otherwise lead events, from Collective Content (UK) director Tony Hallett.

Wordle was written by IBMer Jonathan Feinberg and is simple as can be.

You can choose colour schemes, fonts and styles (eg rounder edges or a squarer design). Though clearly we like some style more than others.

Bottom line: A great way to summarise long or shot documents or even entire websites. Use it.

That was using font Coolvetica and colour scheme Firenze. We must say, Collectivist #4, Matt, is surprisingly prominent. The next one uses the same font but Yarim colours…

Now onto the e-book, where key words such as ‘audience’, ‘panel’ and ‘event’ catch the eye.

And finally, with the same subject matter, a bit of black and white…

Don’t like our us, us, us examples? Here’s one of our favourite Wordles from one of the world’s most famous short documents.

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