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Learning Raphaël JS Vector Graphics by Damian Dawber

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Chapter 1. The Graphical Web

The ability to draw graphics in the web browser is important in today's online landscape. While the need to effectively represent information has long existed in the empirical sciences, mathematics, and print media, it has taken on a new lease of life since the advent of the Web. With the colossal volumes of data that we now generate and the existence of a plethora of devices by which we can communicate with users, there has been a raise in both the desire and ability to visualize data online. In addition, the browser has grown from being a convenient entry point into a world of information to a truly interactive media outlet.

There are a number of technologies that have emerged to enable the process of browser-based ...

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