Tag clouds are everywhere on the web these days. First popularized by the web sites Flickr, Technorati, and del.icio.us, these amorphous clumps of words now appear on a slew of web sites as visual evidence of their membership in the elite corps of "Web 2.0." This PDF analyzes what is and isn't a tag cloud, offers design tips for using them effectively, and then goes on to show how to collect tags and display them in the tag cloud format. Scripts are provided in Perl and PHP.
Yes, some have said tag clouds are a fad. But as you will see, tag clouds, when used properly, have real merits. More importantly, the skills you learn in making your own tag clouds enable you to make other interesting kinds of interfaces that will outlast the mercurial fads of this year or the next.
Table of contents
Building Tag Clouds in Perl and PHP
- A Note Regarding Supplemental Files
- Building Tag Clouds in Perl and PHP
- 1. Tag Clouds: Ephemeral or Enduring?
- 2. Weighted Lists
- 3. Some History
- 4. Design Tips for Building Tag Clouds
- 5. Making Tag Clouds in Perl
- 6. Making Tag Clouds in PHP
- 7. Conclusion
- Title: Building Tag Clouds in Perl and PHP
- Release date: May 2006
- Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
- ISBN: 0596527942
You might also like
40 Algorithms Every Programmer Should Know
Learn algorithms for solving classic computer science problems with this concise guide covering everything from fundamental …
The PHP Workshop
Cut through the noise and get real results with a step-by-step approach to learning PHP programming …
Pro PHP and jQuery, Second Edition
Take advantage of the improved performance and reduced memory requirements of PHP version 7, and learn …
Software Engineering at Google
Today, software engineers need to know not only how to program effectively but also how to …