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Beginning SVG

A Practical Introduction to SVG using Real-World Examples


  • First beginner-level book on the market solely dedicated to every application of SVG

  • Breaks down advanced topics into easy-to-understand concepts using practical, hands-on learning with real-world projects

  • Second book written by Alex Libby, author of Beginning Ractive.js


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Getting Started

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alex Libby
      Pages 3-21
    3. Alex Libby
      Pages 23-58
  3. In More Detail

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Alex Libby
      Pages 61-93
    3. Alex Libby
      Pages 95-123
    4. Alex Libby
      Pages 125-154
    5. Alex Libby
      Pages 155-178
    6. Alex Libby
      Pages 179-203
  4. Putting SVG to Use

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Alex Libby
      Pages 207-240
    3. Alex Libby
      Pages 241-263
    4. Alex Libby
      Pages 265-294
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 295-298

About this book


Develop SVG functionality for use within websites quickly and natively, using basic tools such as HTML and CSS. This book is a project-oriented guide to creating and manipulating scalable vector graphics in the browser for websites or online applications, using little more than a text editor or free software, and the power of JavaScript. 

You'll use a starting toolset to incorporate into your existing workflow, develop future projects, and reduce any dependency on graphics applications for simple projects. This book is an excellent resource for getting acquainted with creating and manipulating SVG content. 

We live in an age where speed and simplicity are of the essence. Beginning SVG provides a perfect alternative when creating web-based projects that challenges the norm and encourages you to expand your resources and not resort to what “everyone else uses” (such as Illustrator). You'll discover that there is indeed a different way to achieve the same result. Stop thinking you must always resort to using graphics packages; there is always another way!


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Rugby, WarwickshireUK

About the authors

Alex Libby is an A/B testing developer and seasoned computer book author, who hails from England. His passion for all things Open Source dates back to the days of his degree studies, where he first came across web development, and has been hooked ever since. His daily work involves extensive use of JavaScript, HTML and CSS to manipulate existing website content; Alex enjoys tinkering with different open source libraries to see how they work. He has spent a stint maintaining the jQuery Tools library, and enjoys writing about Open Source technologies, principally for front end UI development.

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