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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)
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Chapter 7. Common JavaScript Libraries and SVG

Now that you've taken a look at the raw DOM interface to SVG, it's time to look at the interface between SVG and some of the more common JavaScript libraries and frameworks. Taking the lessons learned from Chapter 6JavaScript and SVG, we'll look at some of the quirks present in getting SVG to work properly with jQuery, AngularJS (1.*), Angular (2+), and ReactJS. These examples will not be very deep, but should all illustrate the basic issues present in working with SVG and these other codebases. The goal here won't be to introduce you fully to these libraries and frameworks. There will be just enough of an introduction to get you up and running, and then each section will deal with the specifics of that library, or framework and SVG. 

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Working with the ever-popular jQuery library and SVG
  • The interface between Angular 1 and Angular (2+) and SVG
  • SVG and ReactJS, the popular library from Facebook