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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 SVG.js

SVG.js was created by Wout Fierens and is currently maintained by Ulrich-Matthias Schäfer, Jon Ronnenberg, and Rémi Tétreault. It's designed to be lightweight and fast, and to be a friendly interface for working with SVG. It's more actively maintained than Snap.svg, so it's got that going for it. As of the time of writing, the most recent code was added to the project within the past two weeks.

Getting started with SVG.js

Like Snap.svg, SVG.js is available on npm, so the easiest way to get started with SVG.js is to install it using npm:

npm install svg.js


Make sure you install svg.js with npm and not svg.js. Both work and both point to the correct project. svg.js is, however, out of date because the official package is svg.js.

It's also available for download directly from the website It is also available to download or clone from GitHub, and is available on cdnjs.

Once you've done that, it's as easy as including...