Virya Software

Your resource for ethical Joomla! ® extension development


The problem:

Tags are great, but showing them in a list is dull.  

Often we want to display tags in a different way - perhaps in a floating cloud which your site visitors can interact with.  Whizzy Tags does just this!.

The solution:

Whizzy Tags and Whizzy Tags for K2 allows you to create a dynamic, floating tag cloud which moves in a circular fashion, speeding up and slowing down as the mouse hovers over the cloud.

Do you support Joomla! 1.5?

No, we don't support Joomla! 1.5 any more.

How does it work?

The Joomla! 2.5 com_content whizzy tags module has manually specified tags which link to a specified URL.  The user clicks on the tag and they are directed to that URL.  Whizzy Tags for K2 uses K2's in-built tags to create dynamic tag clouds on-the-fly.

How does the cloud get created?

Using some clever mathematics, we set the central point of the cloud, and determine the radius within which the tags may move.  We then create a list of tags, and position them using JavaScript and CSS (no flash here!).  They then move within the permitted radius at a rate determined within the module settings.  The speed of the cloud circling is affected by the mouse cursor moving through the cloud and passing close to a word.

What else can I do?

You can choose the colours that are used to generate the tags, and alter the size of the cloud, and the speed at which the tags move.

Where can I see it in action?

We will shortly be adding a whizzy tags module for our news section - check back soon!

How much does it cost?

Whizzy Tags and Whizzy Tags for K2 each cost 10+VAT (where applicable) which gives you access to download all updates and receive support for a period of one year - you can install the modules on as many domains as you like, and we will support you on as many domains as you need.  

Following this period you can continue to use the modules (still on as many sites as you like, we don't ever lmiit that) but if you need updates or support you will need to purchase another subscription.

Click here to get access to Whizzy Tags for com_content

Click here to get access to Whizzy Tags for K2