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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

Chapter 2. Getting Started with Authoring SVG

Now that you've dipped your toes in the water of SVG, it is time to take a deeper look at common SVG elements and their usage. This chapter will focus on the most common SVG elements and their usage, covering some that you've already learned about in more depth, and then introducing many other elements that you'll use in creating SVG images.

This chapter will cover the following topics:

  • Basic SVG shapes
  • The SVG positioning system
  • Gradients and patterns
  • Using SVG images generated from software programs, such as Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape, and Sketch