I read this post by Mikesdotnetting a few days ago when I was trying to implement a Tag Cloud for our open source forum project SubForum. Although it was a good post and got me started on how to do it, I found it a bit complex for what I needed. One of the complications that I saw was obviously the Entity Framework and the data layer that Mike talked about to build the Tag Cloud. The data I needed was quite simple and didn’t need to be that complex. I decided to implement a simple ASP.NET MVC Tag Cloud using plain SQL and a simple table structure. Also, I did not want categories. I just wanted posts and post tags, so that my Tag Cloud could more accurately represent the Tags in the posts.