Many of you have played with Wordle (www.wordle.net) to make word clouds. If you haven’t seen this yet, do yourself a favour and check out Tagxedo (www.tagxedo.com), it takes Word Clouds to a whole new level.
TAGXEDO – Word Cloud with Styles
Tagxedo turns words (famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters) into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.
With Tagxedo, you can:
· make word clouds in real-time
· customize font, theme, colour, orientation, and shape
· fine-tune with lots of options
· save as images for printing and sharing
· view your word clouds as thumbnails, and pick the one you want for further tweaking or saving
· choose from many standard fonts
· use custom fonts (e.g. downloaded from Font Squirrel, DaFont, FontSpace, or your own hand-drawn fonts)
· constrain the word cloud to selected shapes (heart, star, animals, etc.)
· use images as custom shapes (e.g. a portrait, an animal silhouette)