Saturday, June 24, 2006

Too big!

Minorbug spotted a problem with the Word Cloud yesterday.

Apologies to anyone who's had problems viewing it, but there was a problem with the code i was using running out of memory as there were too many words (how brilliant is that!!?). I also noticed I was only showing the top 1000 words too - i've removed that restriction now, so the cloud is much fuller and an accurate representation of all of the words in the dictionary - blimey.

I've fixed it now, lets hope we get lots of more problems due to it being too popular though ;)

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Editorial Selection

I've added a little 'editorial' selection to the visual dictionary. It'll be growing over time, but I'll be using it to highlight some of the more interesting words and images on the dictionary.

This month I've succumbed to World Cup fever, and presented a little selection of relevant words. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Search functionality

I've added a search box this weekend - mostly because i've seen several comments on blogs linking to the site saying how it would be great to be able to search for specific words. I'd never really thought about it, as I've always been aware of the ability to just type in

http://thevisualdictionary.net/WORD

where WORD is the word you're looking for - although i suppose its not that obvious if you're not looking at the URLs when browsing around.

Anyway - you'll now find there is a handy search box on the top right of every page. Try it out. If there is no exact match to the word you're looking for, it will make some suggestions of words which are spelt or sound similar.

Email me if there are any problems, as I've not tested it a huge amount.