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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


You've learned a lot in this chapter. CSS is one of the linchpin technologies for making fast, maintainable modern websites and applications, and understanding the intersection between SVG and CSS is important. 

The chapter started with details about the common use case of using SVG for CSS background images, including interesting details about using SVG data URLs.

Following that, you learned about SVG sprites and icon sets and how and why they can be used in place of the common font icon sets so popular on the web today.

Following that, you learned about styling inline SVG, including detailed ways to manipulate the font and the flow of lines of text. Following that, you learned about many SVG-specific properties including those controlling the fill, stroke, and text of elements. After that, you learned about some cutting edge compositing properties, such as clip-path and mask-image, which are powerful, even if browser support isn't fully there yet. 

After that, you learned about using...