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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


svgcleaner is an alternative to SVGO that offers lossless optimizations( comparison with SVGO, which has the potential to break things, svgcleaner promises to never break an SVG file. Browse their charts ( to see how they compare themselves to SVGO and scour (another alternative).

What's more, there's also a downloadable GUI ( that you can run on your desktop. The following screenshot shows it in action. All that's happened to get to this state is to load an SVG element and to hit the Play button, which runs the optimization:

Since it's built-in Rust and isn't a native Node.js application, it doesn't play as nicely with the npm/node world, but it's still a great tool.