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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

Working with React and SVG

The final library we're going to look at is React. React is a very popular library that came along just as AngularJS was getting long in the tooth and before Angular was ready for prime-time. It's very popular in some circles. It's based on ES6 with some extensions specific to React. 

Much of it will look familiar to you, just based on what you've seen so far in this chapter and especially if you've done any serious web application development. 

Getting started with React is less straightforward than getting up and running with Angular. Angular, under the hood, is probably more complicated, but Angular CLI smooth out a lot of the issues so you never (or rarely) actually see the complexity as a developer. React is more of a library than a complete framework, so you can end up having to make a lot more decisions in order to get up and running. Thankfully, while there are many ways to get there and none are as central to the project as Angular CLI is to Angular (they...