If you’ve gone to any of my Category pages on this blog (my Academic papers, for example), you might have noticed I have a tag cloud with just the tags related to that category. After I figured out how to do it I packaged it into a WordPress Plugin, called Altocumulus.
This goes along with my research interests into folksonomies and information retrieval. I haven’t had the chance to study tag clouds empirically but my guess is that one giant tag cloud for an entire web site or blog might be more cool looking that useful for navigation. I think that making use of tag relationships a bit more might show the strength of folksonomies for navigation. So now, if you click to see my design pages, you can see the kinds of topics my designs cover.
Go ahead and download version 0.1 now. It requires WordPress 2.3 or higher. This is my first WordPress plugin so I’m sure I’ll figure out ways to make it better over time. If you have any bugs, pointers, or suggestions please leave them in the comments below.