© Alex Libby  2018
Alex LibbyBeginning SVGhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3760-1_1

1. Introducing SVG

Alex Libby1 
Rugby, Warwickshire, UK

Let me start with a question – which image format should I use: bitmap or vector, PNGs, JPEGs…?

If you spend any time developing content for the web, then I am sure you’ve asked yourself this question countless times: there is a whole array of different formats that we can use, all of which have their own particular qualities! There isn’t a single image format that is ideally suited to the web, which encompasses the best qualities of all image types, although Google has tried to push this with the WebP format, which hasn’t received widespread adoption among other browser providers.

In many cases, I suspect ...

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