SVG Essentials, 2nd Edition
Producing Scalable Vector Graphics with XML
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: October 2014
Pages: 366

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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Bisher konnte ich kein besseres Buch zu diesem Thema finden

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    Comments about oreilly SVG Essentials, 2nd Edition:

    Sehr gute Einführung in das Thema SVG. Die vielen Beispiele erklären sehr gut die Grundlagen und Techniken von SVG und sind gut nachvollziehbar.
    Das Buch eignet aus meiner Sicht daher auch später sehr gut als Referenz zu dem Thema.

     
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      Comments about oreilly SVG Essentials, 2nd Edition:

      Pretty good as far as the encyclopedic aspect goes, but could use a lot more explanations of how different properties and attributes are used. I understand this isn't a "cookbook," but a little more "cook" and a little less "book" would be appreciated.

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      Excellent resource.

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        Lots of examples.
        Covers a lot of ground.
        Great resource for quick look-ups.

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        5.0

        A well-written, excellent resource

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          Comments about oreilly SVG Essentials, 2nd Edition:

          "SVG Essentials" is a great teaching and reference resource. It's organized clearly, with high-level summaries of the subject followed by detailed explication. The writing is straightforward. Chapters are written mainly to teach, but then capped with summaries of the technical bits covered.

          This is the best technical book I've seen in a long while-- at least the last several years, covering at least 10-20 titles.

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            I have used SVG for a number of years.
            I bought this book as I have never read an SVG book before. It is concise and easy to read and I have learnt a few points of style and syntax that it is impossible to glean from examples on the internet.

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