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Mastering SVG

By : Rob Larsen
Book Image

Mastering SVG

By: Rob Larsen

Overview of this book

SVG is the most powerful image format in use on the web. In addition to producing resolution-independent images for today's multi-device world, SVG allows you to create animations and visualizations to add to your sites and applications. The simplicity of cross-platform markup, mixed with familiar modern web languages, such as CSS and JavaScript, creates a winning combination for designers and developers alike. In this book, you will learn how to author an SVG document using common SVG features, such as elements and attributes, and serve SVG on the web using simple configuration tips for common web servers. You will also use SVG elements and images in HTML documents. Further, you will use SVG images for a variety of common tasks, such as manipulating SVG elements, adding animations using CSS, mastering the basic JavaScript SVG (API) using Document Object Model (DOM) methods, and interfacing SVG with common libraries and frameworks, such as React, jQuery, and Angular. You will then build an understanding of the Snap.svg and SVG.js APIs, along with the basics of D3, and take a look at how to implement interesting visualizations using the library. By the end of the book, you will have mastered creating animations with SVG.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
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Chapter 10. Working with D3.js

aahis chapter will introduce you to Data-Drive Documents (D3), a powerful visualization library and one of the most popular open source projects in the world. Interestingly, while it's most important for its data manipulation features, D3 is simply one of the most powerful libraries for working with SVG, full stop. Even in the context of being a helper library of the sort we discussed in the previous chapter, it has many very useful features for working with SVG documents, including many that replicate the sorts of things that Snap.svg and SVG.js offer and many more beyond that.

D3 doesn't stop there, however. It goes well beyond that SVG authoring and utility feature set and goes on to offer a rich suite of tools to do data manipulation and subsequent generation of data visualizations. What's more, D3 uses the same web standards under the hood that you've been working with throughout the book and marries it with a robust API to offer up a true playground for...