Developing SVG-based Web Applications

Developing SVG-based Web Applications

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by Lorien House, Ellen Pearlman
     
 
  • Smoothly manage resizable, interactive, visual Web content with SVG—Scalable Vector Graphics
  • Learn SVG programming quickly and effectively, using classroom-proven techniques
  • Extend your XML and Web development skills with this exciting, dynamic new technology

The perfect introduction to serious SVG programming

Overview

  • Smoothly manage resizable, interactive, visual Web content with SVG—Scalable Vector Graphics
  • Learn SVG programming quickly and effectively, using classroom-proven techniques
  • Extend your XML and Web development skills with this exciting, dynamic new technology

The perfect introduction to serious SVG programming.

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is a powerful, XML-based language for describing two-dimensional graphics. Web developers will find many compelling features in SVG, including low-bandwidth images that scale without loss of resolution; customizable, dynamic, data-driven content; animation; interactivity via languages such as JavaScript, Java, and Visual Basic; and more. As a text-based format, SVG files can be understood by humans, edited with text editors, and even indexed online by search engines.

The major Web browsers promise native SVG support in the near future, so now's the time to catch up with this emerging technology. Developing SVG-based Web Applications, by Web development authority Ellen Pearlman and graphic artist/Web designer Lorien House, teaches you to produce top-notch content without losing you in extraneous details. Coverage includes the effective use of color, gradients, and other effects, and how to tie it all together with CSS. You'll also learn how to add dynamic elements to your site, including animation and interactivity, as well as how to use SVG effectively with drawing, database, and other software. Complete with plenty of practical, classroom-tested examples to work through, you'll find Developing SVG-based Web Applications both approachable and informative.

You'll learnto:

  • Design attractive, professional-grade Web sites using SVG
  • Employ dynamic images and data-driven content for truly impressive presentations
  • Harness a new Web standard that promises dynamic levels of interactivity

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131004993
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
12/15/2002
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.14(d)

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Scalable Vector Graphics is a cool concept that is open source, resolution independent and uses XML to encode its instructions. You know perhaps how Postscript is resolution independent? One major reason for its becoming the defacto standard for printing hardcopy images. Trouble is, Adobe owns it. Well, after HTML came along, people wondered if there was a way to take the inspiration of Postscript, and apply it in a different context - Web pages. SVG is one such implementation. Given the inherent visual nature of SVG, and the tag constructs, it looks like HTML and should be as earn to learn. The title of the book gives the prerequisite: Are you already a Web developer? At a minimum, you know HTML. You do not need to have XML prior to this. In point of fact, suppose you do NOT know XML? You can treat this book as a means of learning XML, with SVG just as a useful example topic. XML deals mostly with data representation, and not usually display. In this way, it is more of an abtraction than HTML. With the latter, when you tweak an HTML page, you get immediate visual feedback. This in no small part helped HTML become successful. But with a typical XML book, you have to work a little harder to decipher your efforts. The neat thing about using this book is that XML becomes as easy as learning HTML!