jQuery Cloud – Plugins and Tutorials

A roundup of pretty cool jQuery tag cloud tutorials and plugins, from simple and old-fashioned to more complex 3D rotating clouds with built-in zoom. Have fun!

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TagCanvas – HTML5 Canvas Tag Cloud

A JavaScript class which will draw and animate a HTML5 canvas based tag cloud. I’m releasing it as open source under the LGPL v3 license.


TagCanvas

Source + Demo

Create a 3D Tag Cloud in jQuery

With browsers rendering JavaScript faster than ever before, it’s a great opportunity to get creative with jQuery. This tutorial will show how to create a scrolling 3D tag cloud…it’s not as difficult as you might think.


3D Tag Cloud

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Demo

Jquery AnchorCloud Expanding Link Plugin

This helps make better and enrich link expanding system for your web content pages. This plugin developed using yahoo query language(YQL) for extracting website content like page title and description.


Jquery AnchorCloud

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Demo

Cloud Zoom

Is a free jQuery image zoom plugin, a comparable alternative to products such as Magic Zoom. Compared to the popular jQZoom plugin, Cloud Zoom is smaller, has more features and more robust compatability across browsers.


Cloud Zoom

Source + Demo

jQCloud

a jQuery plugin to build neat word clouds (that actually look like clouds).


jQCloud

Source + Demo

jQuery Sphere 3D

With jQuery Sphere 3D you can create and destroy Sphere 3D.


jQuery Sphere 3D

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Demo

Sea of Clouds

Put twitter on your website with tweet!, an unobtrusive JavaScript plugin for jQuery.


Sea of Clouds

Source + Demo

3D Cloud Carousel

This is a fast and cross-browser implementation of a 3d carousel – looks very nice, more like a Flash implementation. It can create dynamic reflections underneath the carousel items, is accessible and degrades nicely without JavaScript.


3D Cloud Carousel

Source + Demo

Dyna Cloud

If you’re looking for a nice looking straight forward tag cloud plugin this is the one for you.


Dyna Cloud

Source + Demo

HTMLdrive 3D Tag Cloud

This is another 3D rotating cloud however it doesn’t have continual rotation, it seems to always rotate to whatever you’re trying to click.


HTMLdrive 3D Tag Cloud

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Demo