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Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
As so many recent languages are, SVG is an XML-based language that allows developers to describe the representation of graphical images to appear on a Web site in XML-like terms. Unlike binary images which can only be read by program code, SVG files include the actual instructions necessary for the creation of Web images that scale gracefully and can be integrated within XML or even XHTML files. Additionally, SVG files can be altered, if necessary, via standard text editors (though specialized tools admittedly make the job much easier).
- SVG - Open for Business
- WebRef XML expert Michael Classen gets graphic with this quick SVG intro.
- SVG: The Art is in the Code
- Learn the basics of SVG from frequent WebReference contributor Eddie Traversa. Both a language introduction and a discussion of basic shapes and syntax is included in this SVG primer.
- Doing It With SVG
- Interactive introduction to the SVG language from Ken Sall of The Web Developer's Virtual Library.
- Chris Lilley on SVG
- W3C graphics guru Chris Lilley answers some common questions as to the nature and advantages of SVG.
- Sneak Peek at SVG
- Steve Mulder takes an advance look at the SVG language specification. From WebMonkey.
- Transforming XML into SVG
- From Doug Tidwell of IBM's developerWorks.
- The Adobe SVG Plug-In
- Can't see what all the SVG hubbub is about? Maybe it's 'cause you haven't got the plug-in yet.
- Batik SVG
- The Batik Java toolkit provides for the viewing, manipulation, or generation of SVG images in Java environments.
- beez::svg bezier animator
- Vector-drawing editor/animator to create SVG animations. Based on Bezier cubic-interpolated shapes.
- CSIRO SVG Toolkit
- The Java Open Source SVG Toolkit contains an SVG viewer, an implementation of the SVG DOM (conforming to Document Object Model Level 2 ) and a utility for rendering an SVG document into various image formats. A pocket viewer especially for handheld devices is also available from CSIRO.
- IONIC SVG Renderer
- With this service, you can provide your own SVG samples to see how they are rendered.
- Jasc WebDraw
- Highlighting the advantages of SVG itself, this handy tool combines image design features and a source code editor for simple and total control of your SVG creations.
- IBM's entry is a Java program that parses and displays SVG graphics on XML enabled Web browsers.
- The Adobe SVG Zone
- Great collection of tutorials, tool links, and resources from Graphics powerhouse, Adobe.
- Introduction to SVG
- From Sun Microsystem's Developer's Connection. Contains an SVG overview, along with examples and resource links.
- SVG Frequently Asked Questions
- Gleaned primarily from posts to the Yahoo! SVG Developer's Group.
- The SVG-Spot
- Collection of tutorials, links, news. and a tag reference.
- W3C's SVG Section
- Location of the official SVG specifications, as well as tons of information regarding SVG developments from around the Web.
- W3C SVG Test Suite
- The W3C's own official suite runs SVG viewers through a collection of conformance test and publishes the results.
- SVG Resources
- Extensive collection of resource links from the Web Developer's Virtual Library.
- The Open Directory
- The DMOZ collection of SVG links.
Comments are welcome
Created: November 20, 2001
Revised: February 6, 2002