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Using SVG, web designers and developers can gain unprecedented structural and visual control over their graphics. What's more, since SVG is based on XML, you can integrate and personalize graphics on the fly, drawing from back-end databases and other information sources. In short, SVG lets you build web apps that would've been totally impossible before.
That's the hype. But if you want to actually use SVG graphics, where do you start? Here: Designing SVG Web Graphics by Andrew H. Watt. Using a wide range of examples -- including logos, navbars, banner ads, pages, and entire sites -- Watt shows you how SVG works. You'll learn exactly how the XML-based code translates into the graphic. This may be somewhat more analytical than some graphic designers are accustomed to, but the benefits are huge: Since you understand the code, you can manipulate it directly.
Along the way, Watt teaches you all you need to know about SVG viewers, the structure of SVG documents, creating static graphics, incorporating text, using gradients and filters, and -- ultimately -- creating slick animations and interactive graphics. You'll also learn how SVG fits with your existing tools (and especially its relationship to Flash) -- and where it ought to fit in your overall web graphics strategy. (Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.