2010-02-09

Label Sphere

My first Google Gadget is at the top of the left column of my blog. I've seen label clouds around and they all used flash so I decided to write one in JavaScript. I figured it would be a good learning experience. This gadget uses JavaScript and jQuery to rotate divs around a single point. Depth is represented by changing the font size and opacity. You can add my gadget to your blogger layout by adding a new gadget and searching for either "Alex Dioso" or "Label Sphere".

I've also updated my .vimrc for use with JavaScript.

23 comments:

Jan Rifkinson said...

I love the idea of the label sphere & added the gadget to my blog except I see only a single line with all the labels jumbled one on top of the other. I'm no techie so I don't know what -- if anything -- I did wrong but I'd sure like to get the sphere thing up & running on my blog http://janrifkinson.blogspot.com/

Thanks

Alex Dioso said...

Hi Jan, thank you for notifying me of this. The problem is that I developed the label sphere using Google Chrome and I didn't test any other browsers. I will let you know when it is fixed.

Alex Dioso said...

Hi Jan, thanks again for notifying me of the bug in the Label Sphere. I believe I've fixed the problem, I tested it in Google Chrome 4, Firefox 3.6, and Internet Explorer 8.

Aaron said...

It's not fixed for all browsers though. Many of my test environments have thrown up flags, including versions of Firefox prior to 3.6.

You need to build it to be more cross platform.

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Alex Dioso said...

Hi Aaron, thanks for the tip. I'll have to improve my testing techniques.

Dino said...

Great widget. I got really frustrated with the popular flash version as it never really worked properly or consistently. Yours is not as pretty as the flash one but at least it's reliable and works!
Thanks!

Jarred, Angela, and Nathan said...

Thanks for a great gadget -- just added it to my blog. Question: is there a way I can get it to use all my labels? I have 17 or so right now, but the sphere shows only 10, even though I have the maximum number of labels set to 25.

Alex Dioso said...

Thank you for your comment "Jarred, Angela, and Nathan". I will have to look into the problem you mention. It looks like the label sphere is only showing 10 labels for me as well. I'll post an update if I'm able to fix it.

Also I'll be updating the label sphere soon to allow for custom fonts and colors.

Ruth said...

Very nice! Thing is, I've been trying desperately to find one that is just a list (like the one you have lower left of your page), preferably alphabetical. Do you have one like that or know where I can find one?

Alex Dioso said...

Ruth: The list of labels on the lower left of my page is the basic Label gadget. If you edit your profile and add a new gadget, the Label gadget is under Basics. And it does have an alphabetical sort option :-)

Leo Murchd said...

Estou usando o Sphere, porem me retorna "No Labels", onde errei?

@kamato said...

i can i use/have html for ''label sphare?...tq..

Mandeep Singh said...

Great widget sir. Thanks to share. But i want little changes. I just want to change its color. Will you tell me that how can i change its color? I have used this widget on my games blog. http://gamesfreeplayonline.blogspot.com/
Thanks in advance.

John Pinem said...

thanks for info

JayaraJ said...

Dear Sir,
First i must thank u for providing such a Gadget. But the Label Sphere is not working in my blog. I am using Mozilla Firefox browser in Ubuntu. I have installed flash and Java. I am not able to add List of Labels to the Gadget.
What am i supposed to do ?
Thank you.
My Blog :
http://haindavabharat.blogspot.com/

JayaraJ said...

Thank You Sir ....
Now my Label Sphere is workin ...

Hu na Kakana con Garapan said...
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Hu na Kakana con Garapan said...

Great gizmo.

AnunĊ£uri din Buzau said...

Great gadget. I post it on my blog Anunturi Buzau

Congratulation!

Jaren said...

Thanks very useful gadget! But What to if there is a big number of labels? will it work correct, like on my [url=http://best-betting-strategies.blogspot.com/]blog[/url]

Valentina Boncheva said...
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Olena Boncheva said...

It was a great gadget but now blogspot doesn't allow to add it :( It there a way to fix it? Eager to use it on my blog. Thanks.