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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 3. Digging Deeper with SVG Authoring

So far, in this book, you've been exposed to most of the basic SVG features and elements. With just the tools you've experienced so far, you could start to do some real tasks with SVG. That said, SVG has a lot more to offer. This chapter will start to look at more advanced SVG tools. Some of these techniques will play an important role in doing dynamic SVG animations and visualizations.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Transformations
  • Clipping and masking
  • Importing content into SVG
  • Filter effects
  • Serving SVG on the web

All of these, along with the tools you've already learned about, will give you a strong SVG foundation.