[wp-hackers] Tag cloud semantics

Ryan McCue ryanmccue at cubegames.net
Wed Jan 23 06:55:07 GMT 2008

Christine Davis wrote:
> Had anyone given any thought to how the content of the classes should work?
> I ask, because if the intention is for people to add more classes to
> style.css in their theme,  they're not going to add an infinite number of
> classes <: and at some point, you could end up in a situation where you have
> a tag using the class tag-cloud-item-n+1 which wouldn't be styled properly
> (and you'd probably have to go back and adjust the other n styles, too.
> Sucks.)
> Generating the CSS based on the number of times the most popular tag is used
> would be a little more practical;  but has trade-offs in that it would be an
> additional CSS file that would need to be included (so themes would need
> tweaking),  and you also lose a bunch of control over how it looks (unless
> you add eleventy billion parameters to control everything).
> (In UTW,  I did it with styles against individual items to avoid the "not
> enough classes" issue,  while also skipping the linking-to-generated-CSS
> issue (The alternative being, I guess, a wodge of CSS in the page;  but then
> there's the issue of making sure it shows up just the once.  So many little
> ways it could go wrong!).  That said, it was pretty easy to ask UTW to
> generate a tag cloud with classes)
> *cough*
> And isn't this the kind of interface thing that widgets and plugins can deal
> with, anyway?  (jus' sayin')
> ch.
> On 1/23/08, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
>> Agreed, we need to use classes and remove the explicit font styles
>> entirely.
>> See these:
>> http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5171
>> http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5172
>> http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5191
I was thinking something like tag-high-pop, tag-norm-pop, etc. Although, 
the names need not really matter. Anything would be an improvement.


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