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Wordle
« on: November 26, 2009, 12:29:15 am »




Would love to see what you come up with too.


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Re: Wordle
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2009, 04:11:57 am »



Would love to see what you come up with too.




Love it!

How did you make some words bigger and others smaller? I couldn't find a function to emphasize single words.

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Re: Wordle
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2009, 10:54:53 am »
That is cool, but I have only just learned how to do the hugs. !!!

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Re: Wordle
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2009, 12:25:05 pm »
I'll have to try this...it's beautiful!!
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Re: Wordle
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2009, 01:19:52 pm »

Love it!

How did you make some words bigger and others smaller? I couldn't find a function to emphasize single words.


Wordle sizes the words by frequency used in the text you submit.  I submitted the whole text of the short story Brokeback Mountain.  So you can see the two most used words in the story, and then the next most, etc.  

The one I made above is with the following settings:
Font: Beryllium
Mostly horizontal
Alphabetical
Rounded edges
The 200 most frequent words

I kept reclicking "Re-layout with current settings" til I got one I liked particularly.

It's fun.

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Re: Wordle
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2009, 01:53:21 pm »

Love it!

How did you make some words bigger and others smaller? I couldn't find a function to emphasize single words.


I just read the website some more.  If you click on 'Advanced' near the top, it discusses how to to do that selectively.


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Re: Wordle
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2009, 01:56:40 pm »
Does it just last a little while? It seems to be gone now!  :(
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Re: Wordle
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2009, 02:06:09 pm »
Very cool, Elle.

Thanks for the link.

Brokeback Mountain Prologue
« Last Edit: November 27, 2009, 09:51:56 pm by Fran »

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Re: Wordle
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2009, 03:27:16 pm »
Does it just last a little while? It seems to be gone now!  :(


Hi Lee, not sure what you mean.  That is the site where I made the design.  The only way I found to keep the design is to do a capture, then turn it into a jpg.  I'd love if someone could figure out a simple process.

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Re: Wordle
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2009, 03:28:55 pm »
Very cool, Elle.

Thanks for the link.

Brokeback Mountain Prologue



Cool, Fran.  In reading a little more of the advanced stuff on the site, I saw that if you put a tilda between two words you want to stick together, like "Del~Mar", it will come out looking like "Del Mar," not "Del" one place, and "Mar" another.


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Re: Wordle
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2009, 03:41:57 pm »
I created a lovely "dozy embrace" passage, but couldn't master the screencap technique.   >:(

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Re: Wordle
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2009, 03:58:40 pm »
I created a lovely "dozy embrace" passage, but couldn't master the screencap technique.   >:(


I have a thing on my mac called "Grab" that is easy to use.  I don't know how to advise someone who doesn't have that.  I want to see your art, Paul!

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Re: Wordle
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2009, 04:03:52 pm »
I created a lovely "dozy embrace" passage, but couldn't master the screencap technique.   >:(


What you could try is "Save as ..." with the whole site, with a bit luck, you get a screen cap of everything, then you could cut out the art with a picture editing programm. I haven't tried it myself with the Wordle page yet, but I've done it with other websites.

Guess it's similar to Elle's "Grab" function.

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Re: Wordle
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2009, 04:06:17 pm »

Cool, Fran.  In reading a little more of the advanced stuff on the site, I saw that if you put a tilda between two words you want to stick together, like "Del~Mar", it will come out looking like "Del Mar," not "Del" one place, and "Mar" another.




Yes, yes and yes!!!! That's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks so much :-*

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Re: Wordle
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2009, 09:59:33 pm »
I created a lovely "dozy embrace" passage, but couldn't master the screencap technique.   >:(

Is this one yours?


If so, very nice, Paul.

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Re: Wordle
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2009, 10:02:29 pm »

Cool, Fran.  In reading a little more of the advanced stuff on the site, I saw that if you put a tilda between two words you want to stick together, like "Del~Mar", it will come out looking like "Del Mar," not "Del" one place, and "Mar" another.

I was following the ABC game rules, where "del" and "Mar" are treated as separate words.   ;D

Seriously, Elle, thanks for the tip.  Here's the re-do:

Brokeback Mountain Prologue

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Re: Wordle
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2009, 10:21:45 pm »


Those two are wonderful juxtaposed with each other.  One, just coping, the other, the best moment ever.

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Re: Wordle
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2009, 11:54:19 pm »
Is this one yours?


If so, very nice, Paul.

Wow, yes!  Thanks for finding it, Fran.  I think you Mac users have an easier time!

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Re: Wordle
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2009, 11:57:55 pm »
I love them!  Yay Fran for finding Paul's!

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Re: Wordle
« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2009, 12:23:59 pm »
Wow, yes!  Thanks for finding it, Fran.  I think you Mac users have an easier time!

Maybe this will help you figure out the screen caps:

http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/general/ht/winscreenshot.htm

It has a video tutorial, which I bet will be an enormous help.  Good luck.

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Re: Wordle
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2009, 04:44:58 pm »
I made two, which, as we all know, belong together:




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Re: Wordle
« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2009, 02:17:14 am »
Wow, Chrissi!  I love them.

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Re: Wordle
« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2009, 01:33:52 pm »
These are all really beautiful works of art.  Thanks, everybody!  8)
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Re: Wordle
« Reply #23 on: November 29, 2009, 06:34:29 pm »
Heavy usage of Elle's tildes in this one:


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Re: Wordle
« Reply #24 on: November 29, 2009, 06:41:01 pm »
Wow!  Very cool!  I wondered what Wordles were, lol!

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Re: Wordle
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2009, 08:37:53 pm »
Maybe this will help you figure out the screen caps:

http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/general/ht/winscreenshot.htm

It has a video tutorial, which I bet will be an enormous help.  Good luck.

Thanks, Fran.  Turns out Vista (yeah, I know...) has a "snipping tool" that is practically automatic. 

So, I made another dozy embrace, to test it out:


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Re: Wordle
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2009, 10:08:02 pm »
Thanks, Fran.  Turns out Vista (yeah, I know...) has a "snipping tool" that is practically automatic.  

So, I made another dozy embrace, to test it out:

Easy as pie, right?  Congrats, Paul.  I like this one, too.

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Re: Wordle
« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2009, 05:15:47 pm »
http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/1418997/Let_Be%2C_Let_Be%7E_Brokeback_Mountain


 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( I can't figure out how to embed it on the page!!!!!!!  >:( >:( >:( >:(


But this one I made was from their last day together, beginning when Ennis said he couldn't get away again until Nov to the dozy embrace.

I love this website! So artsy!



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Re: Wordle
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2011, 11:40:23 am »
Wow, this is really cool, I would like to play with it sometime.
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Re: Wordle
« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2011, 12:21:08 am »
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Re: Wordle
« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2011, 02:40:08 am »
Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.

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Re: Wordle
« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2011, 07:50:58 am »
That's beautiful, David.

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Re: Wordle
« Reply #32 on: October 21, 2011, 02:03:53 pm »
Good one, David!  It doesn't take long to figure out the text.  8)
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Re: Wordle
« Reply #33 on: October 22, 2011, 02:31:07 pm »
Oh David, that is wonderful.  And Helena, thanks for your comment - it made me look a little harder at it, then, I, too, recognized it.

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Re: Wordle
« Reply #34 on: October 23, 2011, 06:59:34 am »
Oh David, that is wonderful.  And Helena, thanks for your comment - it made me look a little harder at it, then, I, too, recognized it.


On the chance of seeming stupid - I don't get it. No idea what text it is from. Someone enlighten me?

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Re: Wordle
« Reply #35 on: October 23, 2011, 10:11:49 am »

On the chance of seeming stupid - I don't get it. No idea what text it is from. Someone enlighten me?

Not stupid, just not religious.  It's from the bible:   Ecclesiastes 3.  Pete Seeger adapted it into a popular song, "Turn, turn, turn", covered by the Byrds.

There are numerous different translations, but here's one:


Ecclesiastes 3
American Standard Version  


1For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven:

2a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

3a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

4a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

5a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

6a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

7a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

8a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.

 

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Re: Wordle
« Reply #36 on: October 23, 2011, 10:16:21 am »
Here's a sweet version with Pete Seeger and Judy Collins, from 1966:

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJVU2Js-Aeo[/youtube]

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Re: Wordle
« Reply #37 on: October 23, 2011, 11:52:25 am »
Beautiful, both the bible verses as well as the song. Thank you Paul.

I've known the Byrds version for many years, and always liked it. But as with all music I discovered as a young teenager, I know only parts of the lyrics. My English wasn't good enough to understand much then, and there was no internet, nothing where you could look lyrics up. I remember searching the library for books on music, just for lyrics in them. There was a Rock encyclopedia I lent time and time again, because it had plenty lyrics in it. And the joy of finding out a friend had a certain MC with a booklet including the lyrics! :) Strangely enough, LPs never had lyrics with them, but MCs often did.

Anyway, I really didn't have a chance to know it's based on bible verses, that's right. But I know enough of the lyrics that it's clear as a bell, now that I know the connection of course. :laugh:

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Re: Wordle
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Re: Wordle
« Reply #39 on: October 23, 2011, 03:47:29 pm »
Here's a sweet version with Pete Seeger and Judy Collins, from 1966:

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJVU2Js-Aeo[/youtube]

Really lovely.  Thanks, Paul!  :-*
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Re: Wordle
« Reply #40 on: April 01, 2022, 02:50:22 pm »


Did you know that our own Ellemeno was actually the person who started Wordle, way back when? It was meant as a gift to Brokies everywhere!
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Re: Wordle
« Reply #41 on: April 01, 2022, 03:15:44 pm »
Wow!  I had totally forgotten about this. 

It was a lot of fun to play with. 

Sadly, the website is long gone.  I wonder if it morphed into something else. 


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Re: Wordle
« Reply #42 on: April 01, 2022, 03:41:41 pm »
Of course, all these years later, there are tons of these "word cloud" sites.  This one is wordart.com.  It takes some practice!

I just re-made the dozy embrace:


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Re: Wordle
« Reply #43 on: April 02, 2022, 05:34:35 pm »
This is moving and, in places, funny. A beautiful word cloud design!
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