If you live in the northern third or so of the world (like me!), you’re probably used to seeing snowflakes this time of year. Then again, we just got done with a heat wave of sorts here in Iowa (60 degrees in December?), so I’m going to have to make due with fake snowflakes.
Will McNeilly built these beauties on CodePen a week or so ago, and I think they’re awfully pretty. They aren’t falling from the sky, but considering I’m not much of a cold weather person, I’m considering that a check mark in the “pro” column.
This isn’t the most efficient code in the world: for example, it uses a separate canvas (and drawing context) for every snowflake on the screen. But it does result in some really beautiful snowflake designs.