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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)
Title Page

Implementing a chord diagram in D3

This final visualization is more complicated on both the data and coding fronts. The visualization is based on data released several years ago as part of the Hubway Data Visualization Challenges ( It's a large dataset that represents every trip, including departure and arrival stations, on Boston's Hubway bike-share program (now called Blue Bikes). This visualization shows the relationship between the top ten most popular stations, illustrating the number of trips that happened between stations in the top ten. This is interesting to see which of the major hubs are illustrating potential holes in the public transportation network (lots of people are taking trips between transit hubs like North Station and South Station) or are potentially being used by tourists to see the sights in Boston (many South Station trips return back to South Station).  

The final visualization looks like this. Each arc represents a departure station...