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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


This chapter has provided you with a rapid-fire introduction to two separate libraries for working with SVG, Snap.svg and SVG.js. Doing the same, familiar tasks you previously tackled in vanilla JS in the two libraries has allowed you to see the differences between doing these SVG manipulations with vanilla JS and doing them with a library. You've also been able to compare the two libraries themselves across similar tasks.



Overall, you've learned a number of different topics with these two libraries, including how to get started, how to animate elements, how to handle events, and how to do custom data visualizations. 

Now that we've learned about general purpose libraries, we're going to take a look at one final SVG library with a very specific purpose, D3.js. D3 is used for heavy duty data visualizations and is one of the most powerful tools out there for working with SVG.