Saturday, August 9, 2008


Now if all has gone well, and you have posts already labeled, then if you preview the
blog you should see some form of the Cloud appearing. If it doesn't appear, then something
went wrong. You should probably back out and try it again from the start.

Update : I've found 2 things to check for first if the label cloud isn't showing.  First make sure that at least one of your labels has more than one entry. A bug in the script causes it to fail when all the labels have only one entry.(As soon as any label has more than one entry, then it should be ok from then on) Also, make sure that none of your labels contain quote marks " .  Apostrophes or single ticks ' are ok. ------

Most likely the cloud with it's default settings won't be what you ultimately want. But all
the colors and sizes are configurable to match your tastes. If the cloud is appearing in preview
then you can go about changing some of the variables so they suit.

The settings in the Variables section will be where you make most of your adjustments. Here I'll
explain what each setting does.

var cloudMin= 1;

This setting you can use to limit the number of labels shown (for example if you have a lot of labels). Leave the setting at 1 to show ALL labels.  If you enter in a higher number, then only labels that have at least that number of entries will appear in the cloud.

var maxFontSize = 20;
var maxColor = [0,0,255];
var minFontSize = 10;
var minColor = [0,0,0];
var lcShowCount = false;

The lines for
do what you may think they do. The first one sets the size (in pixels) of the label with the
most amount entries. The maxColor sets the color of that entry (in RGB format). Similiar with
the next two
Just these are for the label with the least amount of entries. Again the size is in pixels,
the color is in RGB format. Any labels between the two will get their color/sizes based on
how many labels they are, and where their entry count falls, giving the much desired cloud

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