Chapter 17Canvas & SVG: An Introduction to SVG

SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics. It allows you to create graphics using the XML markup language. SVG's been around for quite some time and is supported by the majority of browsers. Unlike Canvas, it's not intended for pixel manipulation. It allows you to create scalable graphics and, as it's resolution independent, it's ideal for use on projects that are likely to be used on a variety of screen resolutions and sizes. For example, SVG is ideal for sites using Responsive Web Design (RWD).

In fact, the use of SVG in RWD is so obvious, you have to wonder why some websites are redesigned using traditional images. SVG also displays perfectly on retina and other high-resolution screens. As resolutions ...

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