Creating and modifying plugins.
I have just started tagging my blog entries (ok, so I'm late to the game). I discovered this flash based movie to display tag clouds.
It was developed for WP initially, but has been ported to a number of other blog engines. The link I provides explains how to use it.
Would there be interest in (possibly me) enhancing the existing freetag plugin to support this as a display mechanism?
It looks quite simple... I think the only code changes would be in the serendipity_event_freetag::displayTags function to create the appropriate tag XML structure for the flash movie, and emit the framework code around it.
An additional option in each of the event and sidebar plugins ("Use flash cloud movie") would also be necessary...
It looks pretty straight forward.
Interesting... but a little too much for my personal tastes. I also wonder how it measures in SEO, accessibility, mobility, etc. Looks cool though!
the usage (in general) is:
So the existing tag code would sit in the flashcontent div, and replace it if the browser supports java and flash, otherwise will leave the text...still looking at it...
I just installed the freetag plugin and converted categories to tags, so it is not yet complete.
Also, I have hardcoded the size to fit my sidebar. The intent is to add the sizes for sidebar and plugin views, as well as a "use flash" option to the configuration. This means that right now if you click on a tag you get the tag cloud the same size in the main page....
P.S. where does that blue background box come from?
Yay, that looks nice! I'd love to commit this to the spartacus repository once you're done
That's the plan, Garvin!
I'll probably just post up a diff here.
Hmm.. Should I see it inside of the "(Im)Personal Tags" Area? There is a flash object but it displays just white here.. Firefox 3, Linux
There's no color-picker widget in the backend yet. I've considered it, but I want to be able to update a preview at the same time, which is more difficult. It's stupid, too; you'd think I wouldn't let the pursuit of perfection prevent me from implementing SOMETHING.
I'm also having problems with the tag cloud. Firefox 2, Linux. It seems blank.
Ah! Nice! No it is visible with FF/Linux, too.
But if I click on a tag on the next page it vanishes leaving the normale text base cloud.
OK - take a look now-
I have added configuration parameters to both the sidebar plugin and the event plugin:
So the width and colours can be set seperately for the sidebar and the "big" cloud.
I also hooked the bg colour and tag colour parameters into the css emit, rather than the hard coded values (though they can still be overridden with entries in the main css file.)
My main blog page (see sig) has the sidebar.
An example of the related tags is here: http://ffaat.pointclark.net/blog/plugin/tag/gimp
or the main tag cloud is just here:
The only oddness is that of the related tags has none, an empty box gets generated... I think this is a bug as the the code is checking for any empty array but not seeing it...
I'm working on a diff right now...
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