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Mastering SVG

By : Rob Larsen
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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 4. Using SVG in HTML

So far in this book, you've been exposed to the fundamental building blocks of SVG: the features and functionality that are defined in the SVG specification itself. While SVG can, and does, live on its own, it really shines when it's unleashed on the modern web. The web now is a multiple-device, multiple form-factor, and multiple connection speed environment, and SVG helps to solve many thorny problems facing the modern web developer. To that end, the next few chapters will focus on integrating SVG with other core technologies: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This chapter is very much straightforward and focuses on working with SVG inside the context of an HTML document. Everything on the web starts with HTML, so making sure your SVG is happy inside your HTML is the way to go. 

You have already learned about the basics of inserting SVG into your HTML documents as images or inline SVG elements in Chapter 1, Introducing Scalable Vector Graphics. This chapter adds some...