I need some ideas for creating some weather icons....

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  1. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

    ezekielrage_99

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    Well it's just as the thread says, I need some ideas for creating some weather icons.

    Basically I have to create some weather type icons for a web site, I will created the icons myself however I am completely out of ideas. I have to create weather icons for the following sub headings of the web site:
    - Severe Weather Warnings
    - Heat Alerts
    - Cold Alerts
    - Wind Alerts
    - Temperature Alerts
    - Lightning Warnings

    I am just looking for some examples or icon web sites (it doen't have to be weather related) as muse for styles/colours/etc that I'll be able to use.

    Thanks :apple:
     
  2. mustard macrumors 6502a

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    I would check out places like iStockphoto for inspiration & or a cheap solution, here are a few I found by searching "weather" and then limiting it to illustrations only.

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  3. ezekielrage_99 thread starter macrumors 68040

    ezekielrage_99

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    Thanks, I've been looking at Corbis, iStock and a few other image sites on the web, there is good stuff on there but it's limited for what I need it for.

    I don't mind number 6 I might use that as a muse and tweek it a little, change it to box with rounded corners and a grey gradient fill, holpefully it will work
     
  4. mustard macrumors 6502a

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    Glad to help - when using iStock try to limit your search to illustrations only, the links provided where just on page one and there are 1700+ matches that could be used for inspiration.
     
  5. tominated macrumors 68000

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    Severe Weather Warnings > cloud with exclamation mark in it
    Heat Alerts > Sun with exclamation mark in it
    Cold Alerts > Snowflake with exclamation mark in it
     
  6. weg macrumors 6502a

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    Bad idea.. at first sight, all of these icons look the same to me. Its much better if you can identify icons by their shape.
     
  7. ezekielrage_99 thread starter macrumors 68040

    ezekielrage_99

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    Yeah I found looking at most icons over the last few days certain elements of weather icon designs are repeated. That's why I posted the thread I thought I might be able to get some more ideas on the subject.

    I was only really using the online image sites for ideas rather than using the images for the project, most weren't suitable for the content or context of the project.

    I am now even thinking of creating the icons in flash and cmaking them into very short animations because I think that could also work well.

    Thank you again for all your feedback. :apple:
     

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