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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


In this chapter, you learned about a large number of more advanced SVG features. You learned about multiple transformations, which allow you to manipulate SVG elements without changing their underlying structure. This opens up a number of possibilities that we'll continue to examine throughout this book.

You also learned about clipping and masking, which allow you to manipulate images by subtracting portions of them using complicated drawings. This includes the ability to use variable opacity to manipulate images.

Additionally, you learned about implementing a basic SVG filter and about serving SVG files on the web in common web servers.

In Chapter 4Using SVG in HTML, you'll learn some details about using SVG within the context of an HTML document, which is where the real power of SVG is exposed for the entire world to see.