Showing posts from January 7, 2009

Generate a "tag cloud" using DynaCloud (jQuery Plugin)

To make your application look more Web 2.0, it's a good idea to add a Tag Cloud section on some pages. ;) I did a little search for a jQuery plugin that can do the job and I found DynaCloud . You can include a Tag Cloud on your page in 4 steps. 1) Add on your page a container for the tag cloud. For good results create an HTML Region and put the following code in the region source. (Set the template to Sidebar Region) <div id="dynacloud" style="font-size:12px;"></div> 2) Load jQuery using Google AJAX Libraries API <script src=""></script> <script> // Load jQuery google.load("jquery", "1.2.6", {uncompressed:false}); </script> 3) Load DynaCloud Plugin <script src="&WORKSPACE_IMAGES.jquery.dynacloud-4.js"></script> 4) Add CSS styles to display the Tag Cloud <style type="text/css"> div#dynacloud { font-size:5px

Google AJAX Feed API

I'll start the year by showing you how to add a simple feed reader to your page. For my demo, I decided to use the feed from the "official" Apex Blog Aggregator . Using Google AJAX Feed API , you can easily load and parse feeds. Using Google Visualization API , you can easily display the information in a datagrid. For more information, consult my online demo of the Google AJAX Feed API in Oracle APEX .