Wednesday, May 20, 2009

We've got all the words, now all we have to do is get them in the right order

Word cloud Whenever I set out to design something online I never anticipate any particular problems. I usually have a picture in my head of how "it" will look, but when the time comes to actually build it, it often becomes obvious that my graphic design abilities are not what they might be.

I'm currently working on a site where the main navigation element will be a pseudo-tagcloud, i.e. a word cloud linked to destinations. Sounds easy, doesn't it? Well it's trickier than you might think. Google doesn't help me particularly with this task, but are there design criteria for this type of element that I haven't found yet, and do you have any favourite examples you could point me at?