While surfing about the net I ran across a nifty tag cloud implemented as a flash movie, WP-Cumulus. Unfortunately, it was a wordpress plugin[?]. Fortunately the creator, Roy Tanck, was kind enough to not only open source WP-Cumulus, but to provide tips on how to incorporate it into other web sites!
So I hacked it into my local blog (sorry for the down time ) and got it working with hard-coded parameters, then migrated it into the freetag plugin that Serendipity has. Garvin (the creator of S9Y) made a few improvements, and it is now bundled into the application, and available via Sparticus, the S9Y online plugin manager!)
his is a test of the Dynamic Text Replacement plugin[?] I am working on for Serendipity. It dynamically renders text using the GD library, and replace it with an image of that text. There are a variety of options that are shown in the main body of this posting. The letter T at the start of the article was even generated by this plugin using the fon colton obtained from Fonts 101.
I had previous dabbled with some ways of dynamically rendering text using the GD image library to create headers and titles. I had enquired in the forums if there was interest in extending this to a markup plugin, andthe response was lukewarm. I had cobbled together a plugin, and decided to clean it up an release it either to use as is, or for someone else to include the code in their software.
Note that the image ALT text included the original text, for accessability reasons. More examples follow...