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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 working with SVG in the context of an HTML document.  First, you learned about SVG accessibility with both inline SVG elements and SVG images as the src of an img element. This includes details on the alt attribute for img elements and details of the title and desc elements in inline SVG. 

Following that you learned about the solutions for responsive images and how using SVG can greatly simplify the implementation of even the most complicated responsive image use case. Finally, you learned some other aspects of inline SVG to pay attention to when implementing these solutions in the real world. 

Next up, we'll look at the important intersection of CSS and SVG. The next chapter will build on everything we've learned and will introduce some powerful new tools for you to add to your SVG toolbox.