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Wordle.... Now That's A Concept!!

Stumbled upon this site today, and found it very unique..... The site is Wordle


Here's how the siteowners define the site:
Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.

Now I wouldn't really say that definition is wrong, but somehow, it doesn't bring out the beauty of this simple sounding java applet. But as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words:

Here is what the site made from My Blogger Profile:


So I guess you understand what this site does..... It simply takes the words off a given webpage (or a sample of text), and arranges them is a 'word-collage', but as can be seen above even this simple concept can lead to some strikingly brilliant results!! Plus if you don't like the results you can change the font, the colours, the layout, or the text itself...... The possibilities are virtually endless!!

The best part of this site is that the images created are completely free for use in any manner you may think of, from T-shirts with wordles on them, to even monetary purposes (like a book cover with a wordle on it!!). And the images produced do not advertise the site (No watermarks/logos/any such thing). I Personally am thinking of getting a tee with the above picture on it....... What a perfect way to define myself!! Could a site get any better??

I personally believe that this site should be among the 10 most innovative sites of 2009.

You can check out some brilliant Wordles at the Wordle gallery. And when you are inspired enough, you can begin creating your own wordles at http://www.wordle.net/create

Waiting to see your wordles!!
cheers!!

4 comments :

Richa Pandey said...

U're right This is so much fun

I made a patriotic wordle: Here it is
http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/4286/54461831.png

like it?

Anonymous said...

whoa, what a find yaar

@Richa, loved your wordle :)

c'mon my brain think of something innovative!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

nice find

David Mathai said...

very nice concept

Do tell me if you actually got a tee made with the design on it

I would like to do the same

thanks

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