Just a quick note to say that a brand new set of weather icons (transparent PNGs AND vector artwork) is available to download from the store. As always, these weather symbols are royalty free for personal and commercial use.
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A few weeks ago I had to produce a set of bespoke animations based on my ‘old-school’ weather symbols for use in an app – each as a single sheet of individual frames that could be cycled through within the app.
Anyway – it got me thinking about the (’new’) BBC weather icons I designed back in 2005 and whether I could produce a similar set of my own with more realistic weather effects using proper particles and then animate them somehow on a web page without resorting to animated GIFs…
With any luck you’ll be able to see a little ‘light snow showers’ icon looping away on the left there.
For anyone interested, I’ll quickly explain how it’s done… …read more
A complete set of 40 different weather types (including night-time versions) each framed inside a recessed window that also reflects the type of weather ‘outside’ by way of various lighting effects ‘inside’. The weather views themselves are opaque, but the surrounding border has varying levels of PNG transparency – basically it means that these icons will work beautifully no matter what colour background they are placed on.
I’ve called this set ‘Window on the Weather’ – and like the traditional weather symbols sets, it’s royalty free for personal and commercial use.
By the way, if you’re looking for a free Weather API so you can build your own weather application, you could try World Weather Online, who supply worldwide weather and XML/JSON/CSV weather data feed via. their Weather API. They are also, incidentally, currently using my ‘TV-style’ weather symbols on their site right now!
To learn more about the ‘Window on the Weather’ Icon Set – click the image below…
The downloadable web-sized versions proved so popular I figured it might be time to branch out – so I’ve plastered some symbols on pretty much every available product over at Cafepress. There’s some pretty nifty items including iPad and iPhone cases. Plenty of perfect gift ideas for anyone who knows anyone interested in The Weather. I used to know a few meself as it happens.
Or you could simply wear your very own weather forecast for the day! Here in Ireland, I reckon anything with rain on would be a pretty safe bet.
I might add some more products at some point. Or maybe see if these ones fly off the shelves first…
Hey there Wine lovers!
We’ve recently completed some motion graphics for this great new wine app from TV wine expert Olly Smith.
Available now from the iTunes store
For more details, see also Olly’s site at ollysmith.com/online/wine-app
“The app offers help choosing the perfect bottle to accompany food or the occasion and is packed with nearly an hour of exclusive video content, demystifying wine and providing essential ‘how to’ advice on everything from serving to decanting.
Olly says: “This app is about maximizing your enjoyment of wine and taking the risk out of trying something different.”
The app uses GPS technology to find your nearest wine stockists wherever you are in the UK, and features video profiles of some of Olly’s favourite sommeliers. There is even your very own interactive wine horn!”
And if you’re now wondering what an interactive wine horn looks like, well read on for a sneak peek…! …read more