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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

Working with AngularJS and SVG

Now it's time to look at using SVG inside more complete application frameworks. We're going to start with AngularJS, the original Version of Google's wildly popular application framework. While AngularJS (Angular  1.*) is old in the context of web frameworks, it remains popular and in use in many environments. It's also familiar to many people and is widely deployed, so taking a brief look at how to work with SVG inside an AngularJS application is useful from multiple perspectives.

This and the following examples will be simpler than the jQuery and pure JavaScript demos. There are two reasons for this. The first is that you've seen a lot of details, under the hood, about how SVG and JavaScript interact in the DOM. You're actually ready to tackle SVG DOM manipulation on your own, so going over a wide number of variations in the different frameworks might not even be that beneficial. Covering the basics should give you enough to go off on your own. 

Secondly, we...