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Building Web Applications with SVG
     

Building Web Applications with SVG

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by David Dailey
 

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Create rich interactivity with Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)

Dive into SVG—and build striking, interactive visuals for your web applications. Led by three SVG experts, you’ll learn step-by-step how to use SVG techniques for animation, overlays, and dynamic charts and graphs. Then you’ll put it all together by building two graphic-rich

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Create rich interactivity with Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)

Dive into SVG—and build striking, interactive visuals for your web applications. Led by three SVG experts, you’ll learn step-by-step how to use SVG techniques for animation, overlays, and dynamic charts and graphs. Then you’ll put it all together by building two graphic-rich applications. Get started creating dynamic visual content using web technologies you’re familiar with—such as JavaScript, CSS, DOM, and AJAX.

Discover how to:

  • Build client-side graphics with little impact on your web server
  • Create simple user interfaces for mobile and desktop web browsers
  • Work with complex shapes and design reusable patterns
  • Position, scale, and rotate text elements using SVG transforms
  • Create animations using the Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL)
  • Build more powerful animations by manipulating SVG with JavaScript
  • Apply filters to sharpen, blur, warp, reconfigure colors, and more
  • Make use of programming libraries such as Pergola, D3, and Polymaps

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735660120
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Publication date:
08/03/2012
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

David Dailey was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM, receiving his bachelor's degree from the University of New Mexico and his doctorate from the University of Colorado. Having taught mathematics, psychology and computer science at the Universities of Wyoming, Tulsa, and Alaska, he later moved east with appointments at Vassar, Williams, and Bay Path College, before settling in at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania where he is Professor of Computer Science teaching mainly in areas of web programming. He is married, has four children and enjoys creating art, food, music and games.

Jon Frost is a senior .NET developer who has worked with SVG for more than a decade. The SVG applications he has developed include dynamic and interactive reporting/charting applications. He initiated and collaborated on the book “Learn SVG: The Web Graphics Standard” in 2002. For the last year he has been developing web applications to Azure.

Domenico Strazzullo has been involved in SVG since 2000. His work on the web has often been cited as some of the most elegant, well-crafted and useful. His company Dotuscomus has been doing SVG-related consulting for almost a decade. He is the author of Pergola, a JavaScript library for SVG, and of the open-source project GEMï, a web operating system. Founder and editor in chief of “SVG magazine”, he was also co-founder and managing editor of “Tabula Rasa” in 2004.

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Building Web Applications with SVG 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
PhooBar More than 1 year ago
Worth the money, IMHO. Has a lot of good examples, and covers the fundamentals well. It'll show you how to drive and operate the car, not how to sit down and build one from a kit. A good "quick study" guide to SVG. Shows you what works. If you want to know *why* it works that way, you may have to spend extra time studying the examples.
Ayp More than 1 year ago
Building Web Applications with SVG David Dailey -------------------------------------------------- ISBN-13: 978-0735660120 This book is from Microsoft Press and like any other books from the publisher it is easy and nice to read. The concepts are introduced so that even novice readers can read understand them. The book starts with the basics with case study of 13 examples from the web. and then going on about creating various shapes and editing them. Then it discusses about colors, gradients, clipping and masking, transforms etc. One whole chapter is dedicated to motion and interactivity using animation. The chapter on filters and combining filters are good too. Highly recommend this book for all.