MacPaint Tribute Web App [in progress]

MacPaint Tribute Web App

Personal Retrocomputing Experiment

Browser version of MacPaint software that I developed with javascript following the UX-UI architectural parameters as personal experimental project (using artworks from the “ancient” retro-software) . Yes, I’m a little bit geek and I love #retrocomputing. I love to be able to set my project’s type in the oldest Macintosh font, Chicago.

See the browser-based project

All image artworks compositions by Fran Fernández © for MacPaint Tribute personal work
MacPaint Tribute Web App

The original MacPaint released with the Macintosh in 1984. The source code for version 1.3 of MacPaint is available from the Computer History Museum.

This is my Personal Tribute to the original MacPaint tools and its creators Bill Atkinson (code) and the brilliant Susan Kare (artwork).

MacPaint Tribute Web App
All image artworks compositions by Fran Fernández © for MacPaint Tribute personal work
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From Wikipedia

MacPaint is a discontinued bitmap-based graphics painting software program developed by Apple Computer and released with the original Macintosh personal computer on January 24, 1984. It was sold separately for US$195 with its word processor counterpart, MacWrite. MacPaint was notable because it could generate graphics that could be used by other applications. Using the mouse, and the clipboard and QuickDraw picture language, pictures could be cut from MacPaint and pasted into MacWrite documents. Pictures could also be cut from MacPaint and pasted into the resource fork of any application via ResEdit, allowing application internationalization.

MacPaint Tribute Web App

All image artworks compositions by Fran Fernández © for MacPaint Tribute personal work

The original MacPaint was developed by Bill Atkinson, member of Apple’s original Macintosh development team. Early development versions of MacPaint were called MacSketch, still retaining part of the name of its roots, LisaSketch. It was later developed by Claris, the software subsidiary of Apple which was formed in 1987. The last version of MacPaint was version 2.0, released in 1988. It was discontinued by Claris in 1998 because of diminishing sales.

MacPaint was written by Bill Atkinson, a member of Apple’s original Macintosh development team. The original MacPaint consisted of 5,804 lines of Pascal computer code, augmented by another 2,738 lines of 68000 assembly language. MacPaint’s user interface was designed by Susan Kare, also a member of the Macintosh team. Kare also beta tested MacPaint before release.