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Dec 4, 2017

NBlog December 4 - word clouds


Today I've been hunting  for word-art programs or services. We've been happily using Wordle for a good while now. It has worked well, despite a few minor niggles:

  • It runs in Internet Explorer, but not Chrome;
  • It creates cloud shapes, blobs not distinct shapes;
  • It feeds on word lists, not URLs.
There are several alternatives. The hands image above was generated quite simply in WordArt. WordClouds is another option. There are more: Google knows where to find them.  

I'll be trying them out during December. The combination of words and graphics amuses me, and hopefully catches a few eyes out there too. Catching eyes and imaginations is what we do.