Skycons from the makers of Forcast and Dark Sky released as open source
Sometimes you just have to do something for yourself to get the effect, or a certain “je ne sais quoi” if you will, that’s needed to complete the aesthetic of an interface. That’s exactly what the makers of Forecast did.
For most of its development, Forecast used Adam Whitcroft’s Climacons, but they lacked the animations seen elsewhere in the app. As mentioned in the announcement post, “the Climacons simply felt too flat, too static; we therefore set about making our own set of animated weather icons that felt more alive.”
Check out the Skycon’s homepage or the source on GitHub if you’re looking to learn from or hack on the project.
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