SVG Unleashed

SVG Unleashed

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by Andrew Watt, Andrew H. Watt
     
 
SVG Unleashed gives in-depth advice about how to create and manipulate Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) programmatically. Targeted to the experienced Web programmer, SVG Unleashed equips the reader with the practical knowledge needed to use SVG on both the client and the server side. The book begins with a thorough reference to SVG syntax, elements, coordinate systems,

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SVG Unleashed gives in-depth advice about how to create and manipulate Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) programmatically. Targeted to the experienced Web programmer, SVG Unleashed equips the reader with the practical knowledge needed to use SVG on both the client and the server side. The book begins with a thorough reference to SVG syntax, elements, coordinate systems, and animations, with coverage of the XML Document Object Model (DOM) and the SVG DOM application to each element or attribute. Client-side SVG programming is then introduced with particular emphasis on the use of ECMAScript/JavaScript. In Part III, readers learn to use several server-side languages to create SVG documents, while Part IV demonstrates SVG programming through several case studies. The book concludes with a chapter written by the W3C's SVG Working Group Chair that gives readers an insider's view to the future of SVG, covering 1.1, 1.2, and 2.0. The appendixes include a glossary of terms used in the book and downloadable references for SVG elements, SVG attributes and properties, and the SVG DOM.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780672324291
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Pages:
1117
Product dimensions:
7.42(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.24(d)

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SVG Unleashed 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have NOT seen this book stocked at Barnes and Noble physical locations, yet it is the most meaningful technology book of this year. I hope that's a distribution failure of some sort, and doesn't truly reflect (as it appears) that those choosing which books are stocked in the computer section at Barnes and Nobles are complete and total idiots. While it represents the 6th major book on this subject, SVG Unleashed is the most comprehensive, multifaceted take yet on SVG, which in turn is the hottest technology to come around since XML in 1998. I would say that there is no better book on SVG from a programming/development perspective, and even for non-programmers this is one of the best surveys of the technology in terms of the great promise it offers. It is, of course, an "Unleashed" book, so it has the mixed blessings of multiple authors. This is on balance a great advantage in the case of SVG, as SVG truly represents the intersections of several disciplines, as well as a technology-agnostic form of markup that can interact with a wide range of languages and applications.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are six good books on SVG out there right now, and which is best depends on your perspective. I find this one best for programmers or those interested in practical applications: it has the most real-world code from multiple programming environments of any of the SVG books. The only drawback of this book is the drawback of all "unleashed" books: it has the mixed blessings of a collaborative effort of many people. I would say in this case the number of authors is an advantage: SVG means very different things to different people, and here for the first time is a truly multi-dimensional presentation of the subject.