Tag Cloud As Heatmap

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Jonathan Snook (“snook.ca”:http://www.snook.ca/) noted a bright idea a few weeks ago that I’ve been meaning to post.
Snook pointed out that “The Guardian”:guardian.co.uk in the UK has adopted a rather unique “heatmap” approach to organizing popular tags in their “Comment is free…”:http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/subjectheatmap.html area.
Guardian Heatmap Tag Cloud
If you know a bit about CSS(Cascading Style Sheets) you’ll see that this isn’t that hard to execute and the visual effect is very impressive. I’d like to see more of this sort of innovative visual styling driven by real navigational needs instead of simply decorating the page.

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