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Thursday, February 19th, 2015

NOAA weather icons

I’ve just added another weather icon look-up table to my weather icon store. This one maps my own 92-icon sets to the weather condition codes for the National Weather Service from the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). …read more

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Yahoo! Weather Icons

I’ve just added another weather icon look-up table which maps the Yahoo! Weather API codes to my own weather icon sets which you can download now from my store. I have made a number of different icon packs, using my own codes which can easily be mapped to a number of different Weather Data providers. This latest lookup table maps the 48 Yahoo! Weather conditions (plus ‘3200’ for ‘not available’) to the most appropriate condition/symbol from my 92-icon packs. …read more

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Pebble Watch – Weather Face

Pebble weather watch face

Pebble weather watch face

I’m always interested to see my weather icons being used for applications out there in the real world, so I was pleased when Jon Barlow (@orviwan) got in touch about his weather watch face for the Pebble smartwatch.

Pebble famously raised $4.7 million on Kickstarter with 30 days left to go, eventually becoming one of the most highly crowdfunded projects to date.

The smartwatch can communicate with Android and iOS devices via Bluetooth and there is a growing community of developers producing custom apps and alternative watch faces.

Jon’s Chunk-Weather face uses Yahoo weather data and a special one-bit conversion of selected icons from one of my single colour weather icon sets. I have been adding various mapping tables over the past couple of weeks and hope to be adding a Yahoo version soon so that anyone can use my icons with Yahoo weather data just like Jon has with his Pebble weather face.

Full source for Chunk-Weather is available on GitHub with a related forum post here. Some of the images on the forum feature an earlier version of the watch face using the ubiquitous Climacons (or Meteocons, I forget which), but the latest version uses my icons.

The complete (original high resolution) set of single colour weather icons (in PNG and vector format) can be downloaded from my store.

The infinitely customizable Pebble e-paper watches can be ordered from getpebble.com

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

SVG weather icons

I’ve updated some of my weather icons to include vector versions as well as the regular PNG images. These new sets now include an SVG file for every weather condition (as many as 92 in some cases). Check out the image below showing one of the sets which has been updated with SVG weather icons.

SVG weather icons

I had previously bundled some sets with either Adobe Illustrator files, or occasionally Photoshop documents with ‘smart vector object’ layers, but the advantage of the SVG format is that it’s supported (to some extent at least ) by all major web browsers – I’ve tested embedded SVG markup and it seems to work beautifully in Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Opera. …read more

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Rainy weather icons

Just a reminder that I’ve recently updated a number of my weather sets to include loads of new icons which now makes them compatible with a much wider range of data suppliers. So, for example, both sets of my classic ‘TV-style’ icons (originally designed as a royalty free alternative to the classic BBC Weather Symbols) have been updated to 92 icons apiece. …read more

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

Weather Icons for World Weather Online

Weather Icon Packs

Weather Icon Packs

All of my Weather Icon Packs are now available to buy at the World Weather Online Developer site.

World Weather Online have recently launched their new Developer Portal and have moved all their API management and execution on to the Mashery developer platform.

Better still, they have have very kindly listed all of the Icon Packs from my store on their own site. This includes the WW-01 Weather Icon Set which is based closely on their own symbol set and now includes four sizes of every icon, and a special bonus set filenamed according to the original WWO condition codes to allow for easy implementation without remapping.

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Moon Phase Symbols

Moon Phase Symbols

Moon Phase Symbols

I recently completed a set of Moon Phase icons to match my popular TV-Style Weather Symbols for a site that’s launching soon.

I’ve also put the whole set of Moon Icons available for sale in my store. Each set comes in 3 sizes 64×64, 128×128 and 256×256 pixels. PNG format with 3 different backgrounds (including transparent).

You get the standard icons for New Moon, Waxing Crescent, 1st Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, 3rd (Last) Quarter, Waning Crescent plus the additional THREE icons between each.
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Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Weather Symbols for Boys and Girls


© boysandgirlsshop.com

I’m always interested to see how my weather symbols are being used, so I was delighted to get these cool photos from Kati at boysandgirlsshop.com featuring some familiar looking weather icons and some cute children wearing cool organic kids clothes.

I like the fact that they use (quote) “just normal kids (not models) for their marketing images to allow their individual personalities to shine through”.

Designed for Urban Living and Created with Care, Boys&Girls is a bright and brilliant combination of stylish, practical and affordable kids clothes made from fairly traded and organic cotton.

Launched in March 2011, the Boys&Girls team wanted to create a kidswear brand that was ethical, cool and accessible. Each garment is created with care using GOTS certified organic cotton and organic dying processes for extra feel-good factor and with a view to reducing the impact of manufacturing on the environment and the people that come into contact with the cotton all the way through the supply chain – not just the consumer.

Here are a few more images, but you can see more over at www.boysandgirlsshop.com
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Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Divinely proportioned weather symbols

Following on from this, here are some images from a set of weather icons built almost entirely, and as accurately as possible, using the Golden Ratio. …read more

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Weather symbols for kids

UPDATE (July 2013) : I have updated a number of my symbol sets to include SVG format versions of every icon – this includes Icon Set TV-02. The updated set also includes every icon at 512×512 pixels which may print satisfactorily for some purposes. If 512×512 pixel PNGs are OK for you, or if you are familiar with the SVG format and are able to use SVG files, say, in a program like Adobe Illustrator, then you may be better off buying the full 92 icon set rather than the PDFs below.

I’ve had enough people now (mainly teachers and schools) asking about printable versions of our TV-style weather symbols that I thought it was about time I made some printable vector versions available for download.

So here is the ‘School Pack’ – designed for anyone who wants simply to print out some weather symbols for kids, or perhaps use them as illustrations for children’s weather worksheets. I figured that a set of symbols as individual PDF files might be the most versatile and useful – they can be scaled up and printed poster-size if you want, or easily embedded as illustrations in other documents. …read more