SVG Essentials

Overview

Learn the essentials of Scalable Vector Graphics, the mark-up language used by most vector drawing programs and interactive web graphics tools. SVG Essentials takes you through SVG’s capabilities, beginning with simple line drawings and moving through complicated features such as filters, transformations, gradients, and patterns.

This thoroughly updated edition includes expanded coverage of animation, interactive graphics, and scripting SVG. Interactive examples online make it ...

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SVG Essentials

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Overview

Learn the essentials of Scalable Vector Graphics, the mark-up language used by most vector drawing programs and interactive web graphics tools. SVG Essentials takes you through SVG’s capabilities, beginning with simple line drawings and moving through complicated features such as filters, transformations, gradients, and patterns.

This thoroughly updated edition includes expanded coverage of animation, interactive graphics, and scripting SVG. Interactive examples online make it easy for you to experiment with SVG features in your web browser. Geared toward experienced designers, this book also includes appendices that explain basic concepts such as XML markup and CSS styling, so even if you have no web design experience, you can start learning SVG.

  • Create and style graphics to match your web design in a way that looks great when printed or displayed on high-resolution screens
  • Make your charts and decorative headings accessible to search engines and assistive technologies
  • Add artistic effects to your graphics, text, and photographs using SVG masks, filters, and transformations
  • Animate graphics with SVG markup, or add interactivity with CSS and JavaScript
  • Create SVG from existing vector data or XML data, using programming languages and XSLT
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449374358
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/25/2014
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 348

Meet the Author

J. David Eisenberg is a programmer and instructor living in San Jose, California. David has a talent for teaching and explaining. He has developed courses for CSS, JavaScript, CGI, and beginning XML. He also teaches C and Perl at De Anza Community College in Cupertino. David has written articles for xml.com and alisapart.com on topics such as Javascript and the Document Object Model, XML validation, XSL Transformations and Formatting Objects, and (surprise) SVG. His on-line courses provide introductory tutorials for Korean, Modern Greek, and Russian. David has also been developing education software since 1975, when he worked with the Modern Foreign Language project at the University of Illinois to develop computer-assisted instruction on the PLATO system. He co-authored several of the in-box tutorials shipped with the venerable Apple II computer. David did the programming for the multimedia CD-ROM version of a series of children's stories, and the programming for beginning Algebra and Spanish discs. When not programming, David enjoys digital photography, reading science fiction, and riding his bicycle.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Getting Started 1
2 Coordinates 15
3 Basic Shapes 27
4 Document Structure 44
5 Transforming the Coordinate System 57
6 Paths 74
7 Patterns and Gradients 101
8 Text 118
9 Clipping and Masking 137
10 Filters 147
11 Animating and Scripting SVG 183
12 Generating SVG 217
13 Serving SVG Files 258
A The XML You Need for SVG 277
B Introduction to Stylesheets 291
C Programming Concepts 299
D Matrix Algebra 309
E Creating Fonts 317
F Using SVG with Other XML Applications 320
Index 327
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