Scalable Vector Graphics in HTML5

Basic concepts and usage

From the developerWorks archives

Jeremy J. Wischusen

Date archived: April 22, 2019 | First published: January 31, 2012

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) are part of the vector family of graphics. They have several benefits over their raster counterparts: JPEG, GIF, and PNG. In this article, explore the basic concepts and usage of SVG graphics in HTML5. Learn about drawing, filters, gradients, text, and adding SVG XML to web pages.

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