Web Development

Display Copy Visually With a Word Cloud

Sometimes you need to create a graphic to go along with some text. The problem is though that you can’t find a useful enough photo to associate the text and you can’t really draw something either. A nice way to illustrate such a difficult thing can be by using a word cloud.

These nowadays very common graphics, take a page of copy (or any website) and analyzes it for the most frequently occurring words. It then presents this in a nicely designed word cloud. You can yourself change the fonts, colors and formatting to make it the way you want.

One of the most popular Word Cloud services is Wordle which is also a free service. Word clouds are pretty fun to generate and can in the right context be very useful both online and in presentations.