Chapter 2. Tools of the Trade
Software and Sources to Make SVG Easier
By showing you the internal components of an SVG, stripped down to their skeletal form, we hope to give you a complete toolset to work with SVG: the skills to modify and extend any SVG you work with, no matter how it was created. With this programmatic approach to SVG, you will be better able to manipulate graphics created by others or by software, in order to match your web design or to enable user interaction. However, the mental toolset you’ll gain by understanding SVG shouldn’t detract from the software tools that other developers have created.
Software tools make it easier to create graphics, and easier to process your files so they are ready to deploy on your web server. Tools discussed in this chapter include graphical editors that emphasize visual components ...