We have been having some fun with words and shapes. Kendall wanted to create a word cloud in the shape of a heart. We have used Wordle before but were looking for something a bit different. That’s when we discovered Tagxedo.
Tagxedo is in Beta mode which means it’s free to use for the time being while they test out all the bugs. That’s good news for us!
Click here for a helpful video tutorial on how to use Tagxedo. There are tons of options including different shapes, different ways to add words and a variety of color combinations.
One of the features of Tagxedo is that you can set it to auto-populate words from a website. For the image below I used our Hometown Perch home page. I chose the shape I wanted, the color combination and then plugged in the URL. Tagxedo automatically pulled the words from the page. The words that appear the most often are larger and words that appear less frequently are smaller. I laughed when I saw the word “laundry” in there. If this was a word cloud of my life, LAUNDRY would be gigantic!
You can also upload your own shape. Here is a word cloud I created using our Hometown Perch logo. I used the auto-populate option again with this one.
Here are a couple of fun word clouds by Kendall:
If you want a unique piece of art to frame and hang in your home, think about creating a personal word cloud. They bring a splash of color and fun into any space.
Happy Friday and Happy Creating. Have a great weekend!