Just fooling around—I've had this idea floating around in my head and I wanted to get it out. I have no idea what I'd ever use it for, but I kinda like it.
almost 3 years ago
I was always curious, does Junecloud stand for anything?
June: my grandmother's name and the month I was born
Cloud: you know, "the cloud", also clouds are cool
Junecloud: sounded nice and no one was using it already
So now you know the story of how Junecloud was made up.
by Mike Piontek
I needed a cloud icon for Notefile's sync preferences, so I figured I'd repurpose the cloud I was playing around with earlier this year. I'm not entirely sure this is final, but I'm pretty happy with it.
After working on this, I can understand why so many cloud icons look similar. Three or four puffs is about the most you can get away with and still have it work at a small size, without just looking like a blob. A flat bottom helps give it some weight and definition—and helps it fit in with other icons that are likely to have more hard edges. I tried to make mine a bit different, and I like how it came out, but I do wonder if a more "standard" cloud icon would work better.
I've been surprised by a lot of things working on my first proper Mac app, but I was completely dumbfounded to find Apple doesn't offer an easy way to create this style of preferences window. Fortunately MASPreferences made it simple.
over 2 years ago
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