I’ve been talking about blogs with people a lot lately (seems like everyone is suddenly interested in them and invariably the concept of the Tag Cloud comes up. What exactly is this? Well, it’s a visual way to show what categories (or tags) on your blog have more posts than others. When you add a new blog post you should associate categories to it. This allows users to see a group of posts together that fall into a particular category. The tag cloud makes the name of the category appear larger than others based on the number of posts it has associated to it. Here’s an example:
Here, you see, that there are more posts in the Miscellaneous, Workflow and WSS 3.0 categories than there are in SharePoint 2007. This gives a you a quick way to see where the bulk of the content is and lets you click into one of the categories knowing which might have the most information behind them.
As a partner with BlumShapiro Consulting, Michael Pelletier leads our Technology Consulting Practice. He consults with a range of businesses and industries on issues related to technology strategy and direction, enterprise and solution architecture, service oriented architecture and solution delivery.